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How often do Americans suffer from heart attacks?
1 every 5.1 minutes
1 every 2.2 minutes
CORRECT: Americans will suffer an estimated 770,000 new and another 430,000 recurrent heart attacks this year. That averages a heart attack every 26 seconds.
1 every 5 seconds
What is the projected cost of U.S. health care expenditures and lost productivity attributed to heart disease and stroke in 2008?
CORRECT: The total direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in the United States for 2008 is an estimated $448.5 billion. This figure includes the cost of health care as well as lost productivity due to disability and death.
How many Americans currently have one or more types of cardiovascular disease?
1 in 2
CORRECT: An estimated 80,700,000 American adults (1 in 3) have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, of whom 38,200,000 are estimated to be age 60 or older.
1 in 5
1 in 10
What is the estimated cost of heart bypass surgery?
CORRECT: In 2004, the average charge for a coronary artery bypass graft was $85,653.
Do you have health insurance?
No - There are 47 million Americans currently without health insurance
Have you been screened for heart disease?
No - Preventative screening for heart disease can help save lives. Save a heart! Make sure that you and your loved ones get properly screened.