According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, one person in the U.S. dies every 37 seconds from heart disease.
Here are three ways to analyze heart disease prevalence in the U.S.:
Fig. 1 CBSA market overview (Method #1) is from Definitive Healthcare's Hospitals & IDNs database, using aortic stenosis total patient volumes from 2019—the most recent full-year data available. Hospital cardiac procedure volumes (Method #3) are from Definitive Healthcare's Medical Claims database, and reflect total procedure volumes from 2019—the most recent full-year data available. Medical claims data is sourced from multiple claims clearinghouses in the U.S. and updated on a monthly basis. Accessed May 2020.