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Heart Disease

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A Healthy Heart = A Healthy Life

Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, is a common name for many conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels in people of all ages.Heart disease accounts for approximately 2 out of 10 deaths in Florida.1 In 2020, 5.2% of Florida adults had a heart attack, corresponding approximately to 902,642 individuals.2 In Florida, in 2019, 11% of adult persons with any disability reported ever having heart disease compared to 4% of adult persons with no disability.

Use the Heart Disease and Stroke widget below developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to view data on heart disease and stroke death rates by race and gender in Florida and across the United States.



  1. Florida Department of Health (FDOH), Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management, Bureau of Community Health Assessment, Leading causes of death – 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2019, from:
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. BRFSS Prevalence & Trends Data [online]. 2015. [accessed Nov 29, 2021]. URL: 

  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Human Development and Disability. Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) Data [online]. [accessed Jan 14, 2022]. URL: