Stroke Statistics

Stroke is a major cause of death and disability

  • Stroke is the #5 cause of death in the US; it accounts for 1 of every 19 deaths

  • Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the US

  • Nearly 133,000 people in the US die annually from stroke; every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of a stroke

  • Approximately 795,000 people are affected annually with new or recurrent strokes

  • Someone in the US has a stroke about once every 40 seconds

From Benjamin EJ, Virani SS, Callaway CW, et al. on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart disease and stroke statistics-2018 update:  A report from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2018; 137(12):e67–e492.



LifeBridge Health Stroke Resources

• Stroke Outcomes at LifeBridge Health • Stroke Statistics
• Stroke Quality Measures at LifeBridge Health • Signs & Symptoms of Stroke
• Advanced Stroke Treatment at LifeBridge Health • Stroke Prevention
• Stroke Rehabilitation at LifeBridge Health  • Stroke Team Videos
• Stroke Support at LifeBridge Health • Stroke Education Videos 


To make an appointment with a physician in LifeBridge Health’s Primary Stroke Center, call 410-601-9515

To make an appointment with a physician at Carroll Hospital's Stroke Center, call 410-871-7000.