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Deaths from Heart attack

Heart attack: Deaths

A heart attack is a life-threatening illness that can be fatal if untreated.

Deaths from Heart attack: 459,841 deaths in 1998 (NHLBI); 199,154 deaths for AMI reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Heart attack: 459,840 per year, 38,320 per month, 8,843 per week, 1,259 per day, 52 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 459,841 deaths in 1998 (NHLBI); 199,154 deaths for AMI reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Heart attack: Deaths Articles

Deaths information for Heart attack: About 460,000 of those heart attacks are fatal. About half of those deaths occur within 1 hour of the start of symptoms and before the person reaches the hospital. (Source: excerpt from Heart Attacks: NHLBI)

Heart attack: Mortaility Rates

Mortality rate: 30% of heart attacks are fatal, many before they reach the hospital.

Heart attack: Survival Rates

1-year survival rate for Heart attack: 24 of 25 will survive if they survive the attack (1 in 25 dies within a year)

Survival rate statistics for Heart attack

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Heart attack:

  • 12.5 million of the estimated 32 million worldwide heart attacks are fatal (Integrated Management of Cardiovascular Risk , WHO, 2002)
  • 40-75% of all victims die before reaching hospital (Integrated Management of Cardiovascular Risk,WHO, 2002)
  • 42% of women die within a year of a heart attack in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 24% of men die within a year of a heart attack in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)

Misdiagnosis and Heart attack deaths

Heart attack can be deadly if misdiagnosed...more »

Death statistics for Heart attack

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Heart attack:

  • More than 250,000 die before they reach hospital (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
  • 50% wait more than 2 hours before getting help (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
  • 12.5 million of the estimated 32 million worldwide heart attacks are fatal (Integrated Management of Cardiovascular Risk , WHO, 2002)
  • 40-75% of all victims die before reaching hospital (Integrated Management of Cardiovascular Risk,WHO, 2002)
  • 1,400 people die each day from a heart attack in the US (W.H. Howard, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., How to protect your heart from your doctor)

Deaths from Heart attack: medical news summaries

The following medical news items are relevant to death from Heart attack:

Hospitalizations for Heart attack:

829,000 (NHLBI 1999) more about hospitazliations »

Heart attack: Hospitalization Statistics

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Heart attack:

  • 195 per 100,000 rate for Acute Myocardial Infarction hospitalizations in Canada 1995 Surveillance on-line, 1998 LCDC, Health Canada)
  • 1.033% (105,476) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute myocardial infarction in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for acute myocardial infarction required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for acute myocardial infarction were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Deaths from Heart attack discussion

One out of three women compared with one out of four men will die within one year after having a heart attack. (Source: excerpt from WOMEN WARNING! It Could Be a Heart Attack!: NWHIC)

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