Basic Summary for Heart disease


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Main name of condition: Heart disease
Other names or spellings: Cardiac disease


What is Heart disease?
  Brief description of Heart disease: Any of various heart conditions.
  Parent types of Heart disease: Chronic Illness, Cardiovascular diseases, Heart conditions, Polygenic diseases
  Organs Affected by Heart disease: heart
  Types of Heart disease: Coronary heart disease (CHD), Heart attack, High blood pressure, Ischemic heart disease, Heart rhythm disorders, Tachycardia, Heart murmurs, Rheumatic heart disease, Pulmonary heart disease, Hypertensive 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]
How serious is 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).
  Complications of Heart disease: see complications of Heart disease
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
Can anyone else get Heart disease?
  Inheritance: see inheritance of Heart disease
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Heart disease: see treatments for Heart disease
  Prevention of Heart disease: see prevention of 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. 4

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)

  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)

  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)

  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)


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
4. excerpt from Facts About Cardiovascular Disease: CDC-OC

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