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How many people die from heart disease every year in the US?

Is heart disease a leading cause of death?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 21, 2019.

Official Answer


In June 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 647,457 people died from heart disease in the U.S. in 2017. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.

  1. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2019. National Vital Statistics Reports Volume 68, Number 9 June 24, 2019 Deaths: Final Data for 2017 [Online] Available at: [Accessed 21 October 2019]

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