Coronary Artery Disease: Magnitude of Problem
An estimated 80,700,000 American adults (one in three) have one or more types of cardiovascular disease (CVD), of whom 38,200,000 are estimated to be age 60 or older. Total CVD includes diseases in the bullet points below except for congenital CVD:
▪️ High blood pressure (HBP)—73,000,000. (Defined as systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or greater and/or diastolic pressure of 90 mm Hg or greater, taking antihypertensive medication or being told at least twice by a physician or other health professional that you have high blood pressure.)
▪️ Coronary heart disease (CHD)—16,000,000.
▫️ Myocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack) —8,100,000.
▫️ Angina pectoris (AP, or chest pain)—9,100,000.
▪️ Heart failure (HF)—5,300,000.
▪️ Congenital cardiovascular defects—650,000–1,300,000.