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Heart disease and strokes are the number one and number four leading causes of death in the United States. About one-third of American adults have elevated levels of bad cholesterol and nearly two-thirds have high blood pressure or pre-hypertension. Approximately 610,000 Americans endure a first stroke every year and another 525,000 have a first heart […]

United States Stroke Statistics Approximately 795,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke; about 600,000 of these are first time incidents and 185,000 are recurrent attacks. Stroke kills more than 140,000 Americans each year; it is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in […]