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Stroke can be cause by:

  • A clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain (ischemic); or
  • By a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain (hemorrhagic).

To learn more, please visit the American Stroke Association's website at 

Strokes in the USA

Facts About Strokes in the USA

  • Each year 795,000 Americans have a stroke.
  • Around 160,000 of those die from stroke-relate causes.
  • Strokes are the 4th leading cause of death.
  • Stroke occurs in all age groups.
  • Risk for stroke doubles each decade for those 55 to 85.
  • Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain.