Heart attack hospitalizations: facts & figures
Heart attack hospitalizations have declined over timeAge-adjusted rate of heart attack hospitalizations per 10,000 people.
Heart attack hospitalization rates have been steadily decreasing over the past decade. This is likely due to many factors, including decreases in smoking rates, and the use of medicines that control cholesterol and blood pressure.
Older males have higher rates of heart attack hospitalizationsRate of heart attack hospitalizations per 10,000 people, by age. 2013.
The rate of heart attack hospitalization increases with age for both men and women. In all age categories, men are hospitalized at a greater rate than women. Despite the fact that men are hospitalized at a greater rate after age 85, women are hospitalized in greater numbers than men of that age group.
Older age groups have declining rates of heart attack hospitalizationsRate of heart attack hospitalizations per 10,000 people, by age. 2013.
Since 2000, older age groups have seen declines in the rate of heart attack hospitalizations. The most dramatic decreases are in the oldest age groups. In younger age groups, heart attacks are rare and rates remain stable over time.