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What is Heart disease?

What is Heart disease?

Heart disease is a general name for a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions that affect the ...more »

Heart disease: Introduction

Types of Heart disease:

Types of Heart disease:

Broader types of Heart disease:

How many people get Heart disease?

Prevalance of Heart disease: 22 million adults in the US 2000 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Prevalance Rate of Heart disease: approx 1 in 12 or 8.09% or 22 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Heart disease?

Gender Profile for Heart disease: Heart disease and stroke are major health problems for women. Heart disease alone is the leading cause of death among women. One in 10 American women age 45 to 64 years has some degree or type of heart disease; the incidence of heart disease increases to one in five in women older than age 65 years. (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Heart Disease and Stroke in Women: NWHIC)

Racial Information for Heart disease: Heart disease affects women of all racial and ethnic groups, as well as women with other illnesses, such as diabetes. Black women are more likely to die of heart disease than white women. (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)

How serious is Heart disease?

Complications of Heart disease: see complications of Heart disease
Average life years lost for Heart disease: 11.0 years (SEER)1; 13.0 in North Carolina2; 4.9 average YPLL/person for diseases of the heart in Michigan3.
Deaths for Heart disease: 725,192 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001); 30.3% of deaths
Cause of death rank for Heart disease: 1st leading cause of death in 1999 and 2000 (CDC).

What causes Heart disease?

Causes of Heart disease: see causes of Heart disease
Risk factors for Heart disease: see risk factors for Heart disease

What are the symptoms of Heart disease?

Symptoms of Heart disease: see symptoms of Heart disease

Complications of Heart disease: see complications of Heart disease

Can anyone else get Heart disease?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Heart disease

Heart disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Heart disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Heart disease.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Heart disease: see treatments for Heart disease
Alternative treatments for Heart disease: see alternative treatments for Heart disease
Prevention of Heart disease: see prevention of Heart disease
Research for Heart disease: see research for Heart disease

Society issues for Heart disease

Costs of Heart disease: $214.0 billion with $115.0b direct, $19.0b morbidity, $80.0b mortality (NHLBI 2002)
Costs of Heart disease: Heart disease and stroke cost the nation almost $260 billion annually. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Cardiovascular Disease: CDC-OC)

Cost statistics for Heart disease: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Heart disease:

  • 7.06 billion pounds spent directly and indirectly for "chronic heart disease" each year in the UK (Coronary Heart Disease Statistics, British Heart Foundation, 2003)
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Hospitalizations for Heart disease: 4.4 million in the USA 2002 (National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2002)

Hospitalization statistics for Heart disease: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Heart disease:
  • 1,075,000 visits were made to hospital outpatient department for heart disease in the US 2002 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001 Summary, NCHS, CDC)
  • 4.4 million hospital discharges were from heart disease in the US 2002 (2002 National Hospital Discharge Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • The average length of stay for hospitalisation for heart disease was 4.6 days in the US 2002 (2002 National Hospital Discharge Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 4,465,000 hospitalisations in USA 1999 (NHLBI 1999)
  • 4.05 million hospitalizations per year in the USA 1995 (US Government Statistics)
  • 5.5 days was the average length of hospital stay in the USA 1995 (US Government Statistics)
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Physician office visits for Heart disease: 26.2 million in the USA 2001 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2001)
Physician office visit statistics for Heart disease: The following are statistics from various sources about physician office visits and Heart disease:
  • 19,252,000 physician visits in USA 1999 (NHLBI 1999)
  • 26.2 million were made to a physician’s office for heart disease in the US 2001 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001 Summary, NCHS, CDC)
  • 1,075,000 visits were made to hospital outpatient department for heart disease in the US 2002 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001 Summary, NCHS, CDC)
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Medical procedure statistics for Heart disease: The following are statistics from various sources about medical procedures and Heart disease:
  • 18,250 bypasses for heart disease in Canada 1995/96 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
  • 14,000 bypasses for heart disease in men in Canada 1995/96 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
  • 4,500 bypasses for heart disease in women in Canada 1995/96 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
  • 23,500 angioplasties for heart disease in Canada 1995/96 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
  • 16,100 angioplasties for heart disease in men in Canada 1995/96 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
  • 7,200 angioplasties for heart disease in women in Canada 1995/96 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
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Organs Affected by Heart disease:

Organs and body systems related to Heart disease include:

Name and Aliases of Heart disease

Main name of condition: Heart disease

Other names or spellings for Heart disease:

Cardiac disease, Coronary artery disease, Coronary heart disease, Congestive heart failure, Cardiovascular disease

Heart condition, Cardiopathy
Source - WordNet 2.1

Heart disease: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Heart disease:



Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
2. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
3. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA
 

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