How common is a heart attack?
There are 1.1 million new or repeat
heart attacks per year
Approximately 225,000 die from a heart
attack each year, and nearly half die suddenly or before reaching
12 million victims of heart attacks,
angina and other forms of coronary artery disease (CAD) live in the
Heart disease is the number one cause
of death in the USA. This is followed by cancer, stroke, lung disease
From 1986 to 1996, the death rate from
coronary artery disease has been reduced by 25%.