Public health tracking of heart disease and stroke is an essential part of reducing the disease burden in Connecticut, identifying high-risk groups, formulating health care policy, and evaluating our state’s progress in preventing this disease.
The objective of the Connecticut Heart Disease & Stroke Surveillance System (CHDSS) is to provide timely and relevant information about heart disease, stroke and their complications in Connecticut, as well as related risk factor information.
The links below provide current information regarding Connecticut deaths and hospitalizations due to heart disease and stroke and related conditions, prevalence data, and related reports.
Diabetes and Heart Disease Statistical Update, (2013)
Connecticut Chronic Disease Surveillance Indicators (August 2012) (PDF, 1MB)
Comments page for Chronic Disease Surveillance Indicators document
Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Connecticut, 2011 (PDF, 500KB)
Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke, 2011 (PDF, 24KB)
Stroke Fact Sheet (Cerebrovascular Disease), 2011 (PDF, 373KB)
Burden of Stroke in Connecticut, 2008 (PDF, 172KB)
Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Connecticut, 2006
CT Hospital Stroke Care Survey Report, 2006 (PDF, 522KB)
CT Behavioral Health Risks: Older Adult Health, 2003 (PDF, 520KB)
Cardiovascular Disease Issue Brief - 2002-1, 2002 (PDF, 104KB)
The Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Connecticut-2010, 2011 (PDF, 155 KB)
Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention in CT: Surveillance and Overview of
Prevention Programs at the Connecticut Department of Public Health (2009)(PDF, 2MB)
CT Hospital Stroke Care Survey Report, 2007 (2007) (PDF, 52KB)
Hospital Stroke Meeting, (2007) (PDF, 300KB)
Heart Disease, Stroke and Cardiovascular-Related Mortality
Please see the CT Mortality Statistics page with heart disease, stroke and cardiovascular-related death counts; age-adjusted mortality and premature mortality rates; and mortality disparities by gender, race, and ethnicity.
Heart Disease, Stroke and Cardiovascular-Related Hospitalizations
By gender, race, and ethnicity; average length of stay; and median charges (all PDF).