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

2013 Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Incidence: 359,400
Bystander CPR (overall): 40.1%
Survivor rate* (overall): 9.5%

2012 Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Incidence: 382,800
Bystander CPR (overall): 41.0%
Survivor rate* (overall): 11.4%

 *Survival rates represent survival to hospital discharge

In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2013 In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Incidence: 209,000
Adults 23.9%
Children 40.2%

2012 In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Incidence: 209,000
Adults 23.1%
Children 35.0%
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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 No.1 and No. 5 causes of death, respectively.