American Stroke MonthWhat is a Stroke?
  • A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted by a blocked or burst blood vessel.
What is the Impact of Stroke?
  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States
    • On average someone suffers a stroke every 53 seconds
    • About 600,000 Americans suffer strokes each year
    • Every 3.3 minutes, someone dies of a stroke
    • Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability
    • About 4 million Americans are stroke survivors
    • Stroke costs the U.S. $30 to $40 billion a year
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Related Links:
National Stroke Association
American Stroke Association
American Stroke Association - Power to End Stroke
Six Ways to STOP Stroke Through Risk Factor Management

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