American Heart Month
Take action to promote heart health. Celebrate National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Encourage everyone in your community to wear red on February 3, 2017.
American Heart Month Statistics at a Glance
- 220.8 per 100,000: The overall rate of death attributable to CVD, based on 2014 data.
- On average, someone died of CVD every 40 seconds. That is about 2,200 deaths of CVD each day.
- On average, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds. This is about 795,000 new or recurrent stroke each year. On average, someone died of a stroke every 4 minutes
- Stroke accounted for ≈1 of every 20 deaths in the United States.
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