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Number of Heart Attacks Per Year

How many heart attacks occur every year?

17 million

Heart attack usually occurs as a result of a coronary heart disease. It can lead to stroke, or worse, death. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart attacks and strokes, every year. This makes coronary heart disease the leading cause of death worldwide.

This fact is verified on : April 25, 2010.





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