Preventing Stroke Deaths: CDC Vital Signs Report

By Newsroom America Feeds at 7 Sep 2017

Preventing Stroke Deaths: Progress Stalled

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Preventing Stroke Deaths

Preventing Stroke Deaths

"*Progress Stalled*"

*September 7, 2017*

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After decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. Almost 800,000 people have a stroke each year, more than 140,000 die and many survivors face disability. This is disturbing because about 80% of strokes are preventable. Health systems (hospitals, doctors, rehabilitation specialists, emergency medical technicians [EMTs], pharmacists) can help address stroke risk factors and improve patient outcomes if a stroke occurs.

Key points:

* Every *40* seconds someone has a stroke in the US. * Stroke death declines have stalled in *3 out of every 4* states. * *80%* of strokes are preventable.

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Stroke death declines have stalled in 3 out of every 4 states.

*Vital Signs* is a monthly report that appears as part of the CDC journal, *Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report*.

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