CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Why have 40 years of declines in stroke deaths slowed? How do we regain momentum?
Embargoed Until: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
Progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, progress in stroke death rates has stalled in 3 out of 4 states. In recent years, there has been an increase in stroke death rates among Hispanics and people living in the South.
CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D.
Robert Merritt, M.A., Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Quanhe Yang, Ph.D., M.A., Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Noon ET
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