stroke is frequent; about 25 percent of people who recover from their first stroke
will have another stroke within 5 years.
are the 3rd leading cause of death in most developed countries...The U.S.A. is
4,400,000 stroke survivors are alive today
600,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. About 500,000 of these
are first attacks and 100,000 are recurrent attacks.
is stroke awareness month in the United States.
brain requires about 20% of the circulation of blood in the body.
News about Strokes
year more than 750,000 Americans have a stroke. Of those 750,000 persons,
150,000 people die.
year stroke kills more than twice as many American women as breast cancer
estimated cost of strokes to the nation each year is 30 billion dollars.
is the leading cause of disability in the United States
is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States
the United States, a person suffers a stroke about every 53 seconds, and every
3.3 minutes someone dies of a stroke
5% of people over age 65 have had at least one stroke
Stroke Support Groups