In the U.S. someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds – or 800,000 strokes each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is one of the leading causes of death and disability and can strike at any time. Nearly 25 percent of all strokes happen to people under the age of 65. The good news – as many as 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by working with a health care provider to properly manage risk factors.
What is a stroke?