Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States.
About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. About 185,000 people who survive a stroke go on to have another
Someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds.
Recurrent stroke is frequent; about 25 percent of people who recover from their first stroke will have another stroke within 5 years.
About 40 percent of stroke deaths occur in males, and 60 percent in females.