Silver Book Fact

Within 1 year of a first stroke, 21% of men and 24% of women 40 years of age and older, were dead.

Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update. Circulation. 2008; 117. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/4/e25

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, et al
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Mitral regurgitation patients who did not undergo surgery saw an increased use of medical therapies from 12% to 47% over 4.5 years.
     
  • The median survival time after a first stroke are: at 60-69 years of age–6.8 years for men and 7.4 years for women; at 70-79 years of age–5.4 years for men…  
  • Stroke prevalence increases with age—the rate at ages 85 to 94 is 3.5 times higher than at ages 65 to 74.  
  • In 2006, $3.9 billion was paid to Medicare beneficiaries discharged from short-stay hospitals for stroke.  
  • One in every 18 deaths in the United States is caused by stroke.