- Recommendations by the American Stroke Association to lower the Risk
of having a Stroke
May 5th, 2006
treatments to avoid a stroke have been recommended by the American
Stroke Association. The report of guideline recommendations were
published in the rapid access issue of Stroke: Journal of the American
"Stroke remains a
major public health problem. Its human and economic toll is staggering,"
said Larry B. Goldstein, M.D. who is lead author of the report and chair
of the association's Stroke Council.
severe disabilities, and death each year. It is the third leading cause
of death in the United States. The report states that there are
approximately 700,000 people that will suffer from a stroke in the
United States this next year. Of these stroke victims, 158,000 will
die. Stroke victims are often faced with severe disabilities. In 2006,
there will be approximately $57.9 billion spent on direct and indirect
cost of people having a stroke in the United States.