The American Heart Association published the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2013 Update online on December 12, 2012. Highlights of this document include:
• The most up-to-date statistics on the spectrum of cardiovascular health behaviors and health factors and risks, as well as subsequent complicating conditions, disease states, and outcomes
• New data on the monitoring and benefits of cardiovascular health
• Despite decreases in heart disease and stroke mortality, the burden of disease remains high.
New out-of-hospital and in-hospital cardiac arrest statistics sourced from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Cardiac Epistry and Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation data can be found starting on p. e160, in the Disorders of Heart Rhythm section. This is summarized in the table below, with last year’s statistics for comparison:
|Statistical Update||Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest||In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest|
|Incidence||Bystander CPR |
The full document may be accessed online via this link: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2012/12/12/CIR.0b013e31828124ad.full.pdf
Tables relevant to cardiac arrest include:
• Incidence and Outcome of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States (p. e169)
• Quality of Care for EMS-Treated Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, which includes bystander CPR rates(p. e221)
• Quality of Care for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (p. e221)
This year, heart disease and stroke still rank as the nation’s number 1 and number 4 causes of death, respectively.