American Heart Association: 1 in 3 Americans Die From Heart Disease

One-third of deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease, stroke and other heart-related diseases, a report released by the American Heart Association. Heart disease and stroke are also the leading causes of death worldwide, the report showed.

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heart with stethoscope,red heartIn 2013, cardiovascular disease killed 801,000 Americans, the American Heart Association (AHA) report found. These are deaths from stroke and all heart-related conditions, which include heart attacks, heart failure, and valve and artery diseases. Coronary heart disease alone caused 370,000 deaths in the United States that year, the AHA said.

About 795,000 people in the United States had a stroke in 2013. These strokes caused nearly 129,000 deaths. Approximately 750,000 Americans had a heart attack in 2013. Those heart attacks resulted in 116,000 deaths in 2013, the researchers said.