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What you need to know about stroke
  • Published Date:
    April 2004
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (U.S.) ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
  • Description:
    Each year in the United States, there are more than 700,000 strokes. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the country. And stroke causes more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease. Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65 and the risk of having a stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of 55.

    For African Americans, stroke is more common and more deadly — even in young and middle-aged adults — than for any ethnic or other racial group in the United States.

    Learning about stroke can help you act in time to save a co-worker, friend, or relative. And making changes in your lifestyle can help you prevent stroke.

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