Stroke Facts


Statistics
  • Nearly 800,000 (approximately 795,000) people in the United States have a stroke every year, with about three in four being first-time strokes.

  • Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 people a year (128,978). That’s one in every 20 deaths.

  • Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds.

  • Every four minutes, someone dies of stroke.

  • Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and the leading preventable cause of disability.

  • More women than men have strokes each year, in part because women live longer.

  • 4,000,000 stroke survivors.

  • Up to 80% or 600,000 strokes are preventable.

  • Stroke kills more than twice as many American women every year as breast cancer.




Ischemic Stroke
Ischemic Stroke
Ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain.
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Hemorrhagic Stroke
Hemorrhagic Stroke
Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel bursts in or around the brain.
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