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COVID-19 and CVD Fast Facts (Hawaii, US, Worldwide) UPDATED AUGUST 16, 2020


COVID-19 compared to CVD (Cardiovascular Disease): 2 Deadly Diseases

COVID-19:

  • Honolulu 5042 cases 40 deaths related to COVID: Hawaii has one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the nation.

  • US: 5.41 million cases. 170,000 deaths.

  • World: 21.6 million confirmed. 744,000 deaths.


CVD (Cardiovascular Disease)

  • Hawaii: 2500 deaths

  • US (2016): 840,768 deaths.

  • World (2016): 16 million deaths


In 2019, the WHO reported 17.9 million deaths due to the pandemic CVD: Cardiovascular Disease.

By 2030, 24 million people will die from Cardiovascular Disease.


  • There is no treatment for COVID-19, but there are treatments for CVD, the #1 killer of human beings.


  • There is no vaccine for COVID-19, but there is a 'vaccine' for CVD: it's known as Cardiac Prevention.


Prevention is the most important treatment of heart disease.

Stay Healthy!


Gregg Yamada MD FACC


Disclaimer: I hope you find my medical blogs to be pertinent, interesting, and thought provoking. The information provided is educational and should not be taken as medical advice. I am a doctor, but I am not your doctor. Please schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss these issues and to determine what is right for you.

© 2020. Gregg M. Yamada, MD FACC. All rights reserved.

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Disclaimer: This website and my statements are educational only and not intended as medical recommendations or advice for any specific patient or a specific condition. I am a cardiologist, but I am not your cardiologist. You must discuss with your personal cardiologist if information you obtain is pertinent to your specific condition and situation. Never begin a diet or exercise program, or change/modify/discontinue any therapy or treatment without the approval of your personal physician.