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Every year, around 795,000 Americans have a stroke—around 610,000 are first time strokes and 185,000 are recurrent attacks.

Roger, VL, AS Go, DM Lloyd-Jones, RJ Adams, JD Berry, TM Brown, MR Carnethon, S Dai, G de Simone, ES Ford, CS Fox, HJ Fullerton, C Gillespie, KJ Greenlund, SM Hailpern, JA Heit, P Ho, VJ Howard, BM Kissela, SJ Kittner, DT Lackland, JH Lichtman, LD Lisabet. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2011 Update. Circ. 2011; 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182009701. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIR.0b013e3182009701

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2011 Update
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Roger, VL, AS Go, DM Lloyd-Jones, RJ Adams, JD Berry, TM Brown, MR Carnethon, S Dai, G de Simone, ES Ford, CS Fox, HJ Fullerton, C Gillespie, KJ Greenlund, SM Hailpern, JA Heit, P Ho, VJ Howard, BM Kissela, SJ Kittner, DT Lackland, JH Lichtman, LD Lisabet
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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