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Heart Disease in South Carolina

Heart disease is South Carolina's second leading cause of death:

  • 10,034 – The number of people who died from heart disease in South Carolina in 2015.
  • 50,167 – The number of hospitalizations due to heart disease in South Carolina in 2015.
  • $3.2+ billion – The total cost of hospitalizations due to heart disease in SC during 2015.

What is heart disease?

Heart disease is a broad term that refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease, which can cause heart attack, arrhythmias, angina, and heart failure.

Ways to prevent heart disease:

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