Heart Disease

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Percent of adults who have ever been diagnosed with coronary heart disease: 4.9% (2021)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2021

Physician office visits
  • Percent of visits to physician offices with coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, or history of myocardial infarction indicated on the medical record: 6.9%

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 17 [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: 7.2%

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 13 [PDF – 786 KB]

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 696,962
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 211.5
  • Cause of death rank: 1

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER