How many people have strokes in any given year?
Statistics provided by the National Institutes of Health and other organizations including the American Heart Association suggest that over 700,000 people are affected by a stroke every year. Nearly 200,000 may die or suffer debilitating consequences. Stroke is the #3 killer in the United States, with only heart disease and cancer ranking above it.Throughout the world the incidence of stroke is much higher. Many factors contribute to one’s risk of stroke, including hereditary factors, lifestyle factors and independent health factors.Q. My partner had a stroke. It has been very difficult for me to cope. I feel like I don’t have anyone I can talk to that can relate. I don’t want to place any more burdens on my partner who has already gone through so much.SUPPORT is an important part of anyone’s journey, whether that support comes in the way of patient support for stroke survivors or support for caregivers and family members.