Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Narrowed Coronary Artery Outlook

What to expect with coronary artery disease:

  • About 10 percent of people with angina will have a heart attack at a later date.
  • About one third of those who suffer a heart attack die. The majority of deaths occur before the victim reaches the hospital.
  • More than 90 percent of those who make it to the hospital during a heart attack will survive.
  • About 88 percent of heart attack survivors under age 65 return to work within three months.
  • About 25 percent of men die within a year after a heart attack.
  • About 38 percent of women die within a year after a heart attack.
  • Within 6 years of a heart attack:
    • 18 percent of men and 34 percent of women have a second heart attack.
    • 7 percent of men and 6 percent of women experience sudden death.
    • 22 percent of men and 46 percent of women suffer from heart failure.
    • 8 percent of men and 11 percent of women with coronary artery disease have a stroke.

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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