Stroke is the 5th cause of death in America. It is estimated that over 795,000 people are affected by stroke in the United States each year resulting in over 160,000 deaths annually. It is also one of the leading causes of long-term disability with 15-30% of all stroke survivors being permanently disabled.
Knowing your risk for stroke is an important step in preventing one. Take a free online stroke risk assessment by the American Heart Association.