Research and Statistics: How Common Are Strokes?

Strokes are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. According to the World Stroke Organization, 1 in 4 people will have a stroke in their lifetime. In the United States, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability. Here are some statistics on strokes: Every 40 seconds, someone […]

What is a Stroke?

A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, resulting in brain cell death. There are two main types of stroke: Ischemic stroke: This is the most common type of stroke, accounting for about 80% of all strokes. It occurs when a blood […]

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