Stroke  /  Life Expectancy

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. and kills more than 129,000 people each year. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke about once every 40 seconds. People do survive stroke–around 795,000 strokes occur each year and there are an estimated 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S.–but they are often left with significant disabilities.