Stroke at a glance

  • Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. and 2nd worldwide.
  • 795,000 people in the U.S. experience a new or recurrent stroke each year.
  • 1 out of 3 stroke deaths could have been prevented.
  • Of those who die from stroke, 60% are women.

The Good News: 75% of strokes are preventable. 

Reduce your risk by: 

  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Lowering cholesterol.
  • Quitting Smoking.

Learn more about stroke risk factors and prevention »

Learn more about the warning signs of a stroke »


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Page last updated: 5/8/2017 2:54:50 PM