Death froms Strokes

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Stroke, or brain attack, is the number four killer of adults in the world. In the United States, 160,000 deaths occur each year. From 1999 to 2009, the death rate from stroke gradually lowered as improvements to medicine and testing developed. Yet, 800,000 Americans continue to have strokes and survive the event. Worldwide, about 15 million experience stroke with 6 million who die and 5 million who become permanently disabled. (Robinson, Richard & Odle, Teresa G. & Frey, Rebecca J. & Odle, Teresa G. , 2011) The statistics in America are better for surviving a stroke because of rapid response and better interpretation of symptoms. Nevertheless, surviving a stroke often brings on dilapidating effects; which means a change in lifestyle and lifelong rehabilitation through physical therapy. Stroke does not discriminate. Although slightly more men die from stroke; an equal number of women do as well. The risk of stroke increases sharply for people over the age of 55. Men tend to have strokes earlier in life, whereas women do later in life. Because of this, men are better to survive the event whereas women do not as their bodies cannot recover easily. African Americans stand out among all nationalities as the group that suffers the most from stroke and they do so at an earlier age. Stroke is a silent killer. There are usually no medical conditions experienced by the victim other than what may be a pre-stroke event or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). Stroke is also called a
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