Stroke Facts and Statistics
Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 of every 18 deaths.1
- Kochanek KD, Xu JQ, Murphy SL, Miniño AM, Kung HC. Deaths: final data for 2009 [PDF-2M]. National Vital Statistics Reports. 2011;60(3).