In the US, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. This is true across every gender, race, and ethnicity. Heart disease kills more Americans each year than every form of cancer combined.
The statistics are beyond alarming. Each year, about 787,650 Americans die from heart disease. One in every 3 deaths in the U.S. are caused by heart disease. In the U.S., someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds, and about every minute, someone dies from one. An average of 2,150 Americans die of heart disease every day—that’s one death every 40 seconds. Thirty-four percent of people who die from heart disease die before age 75, approximately 4 years earlier than the average life expectancy. Approximately 68% of people with diabetes will ultimately die from heart disease or stroke.