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.
Fact Sheets
 Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases
Mortality (Death) Data Statistics
  • Please see the Mortality Statistics page heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular disease-related death counts; age-adjusted mortality and premature mortality rates; and mortality disparities by gender, race, and ethnicity.
Hospital Discharge Data
Visit the Hospitalization Statistics page for hospital discharge data workbooks.

Visit the Office of Health Care Access  (OHCA) page for more information on hospital financial, billing, and discharge data.
Statistical Information & Updates
 Maps of Cardiovascular Disease Burden and Priority Populations
Connecticut Department of Public Health Chronic Disease Programs 
Heart Disease, Stroke, and Cardiovascular Disease-Related Websites
Contact Information
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Community, Family Health and Prevention Section
Heart, Brain, and Diabetes Health Program
410 Capitol Avenue, MS # 11-CDD
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-8251
  This page was last updated on October 19 2023.