The States with the Most (and Least) Deadly Heart Attacks

Most: West Virginia

West Virginia ranks tenth worst in the country when it comes to rates of heart disease-related deaths. Around 192 deaths out of every 100,000 people in West Virginia were due to deadly heart attacks in 2017, according data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The national rate of heart disease deaths, by comparison, was just 165. The CDC report also found that more than 35 percent of adult West Virginians are obese, one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease.

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