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Heart Disease Costs

Statistics regarding the costs associated with the disease include:
 
  • In 2005, the cost of heart disease and stroke in the United States is projected to exceed $394 billion: $242 billion for healthcare expenditures and $152 billion for lost productivity from death and disability.
     
  • Based on the 2001 statistics for heart disease, the cost of hospitalization for cardiovascular problems among Medicare beneficiaries topped $29 billion.
     
  • In 2005, $60 billion in healthcare spending was attributed to high blood pressure.
     

Heart Disease Statistics: Tables

 
Table 1
This table estimates the total number of people alive in the United States with cardiovascular disease. Individuals with more than one cardiovascular condition are counted for each condition that applies to them. These statistics are from 2001.
 
64,400,000
50,000,000
Coronary heart disease
13,200,000
7,800,000
6,800,000
Stroke
4,800,000
5,000,000
Congenital heart defects
1,000,000
2,200,000
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