Heart Disease

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Number of adults with diagnosed heart disease: 30.3 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed heart disease: 12.1%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2018, Table A-1b, A-1c pdf icon[PDF – 137 KB]

Physician office visits
  • Percent of office-based physician visits with coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, or history of myocardial infarction indicated on the medical record: 6.7%

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, table 18 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Percent of visits to emergency departments with coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, or history of myocardial infarction indicated on the medical record: 6.1%

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2017 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 13 pdf icon[PDF – 863 KB]

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 655,381
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 200.3
  • Cause of death rank: 1

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: October 30, 2020