Statistics of Stroke

More about stroke/brain attack:

Consider the following statistics regarding strokes:

  • Stroke is third largest cause of death, ranking behind diseases of the heart and all forms of cancer.
  • Strokes kill more than 163,500 Americans each year.
  • Almost every 45 seconds in the United States, a person experiences a stroke.
  • About 4.8 million US adults live today with the effects of a stroke.
  • The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, estimates strokes cost the US nearly $54 billion a year.