About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year, with about three in four being first-time strokes
Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability, and the #1 cause of preventable disability in the US.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 people a year. That’s every 1 out of 20 deaths
Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds
Every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke
Reference: American Heart Association, 2017
Are you a stroke survivor? Check out
Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other !
SSEEO is the first non-profit patient-supported stroke advocacy group in the nation. Founded in 2004 by stroke survivors, we have hundreds of members who are championing for survivors and their families in communities across Illinois. Originally sponsored by the American Heart/American Stroke Association, SSEEO is now an independent, 501(c)(3) organization run by those whose life has
been affected by stroke. SSEEO strives to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors and their families.
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Check out these websites to learn more about stroke and reducing your risk!
American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
National Stroke Association
CDC | Stroke
Stroke Risk Score Card
Calculate Your Stroke Risk
Are you a caregiver or family member? Check out these websites for information just for you!
American Heart Association: For Family Caregivers
National Stroke Association: Caregivers and Family
Family Caregiver Alliance