What is the incidence of ischemic stroke and what is the annual cost?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Nearly 800,000 people suffer strokes each year in the United States; 82-92% of these strokes are ischemic. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of adult death and disability, resulting in over $72 billion in annual cost. [4]  Between 2012 and 2030, total direct medical stroke-related costs are projected to triple, to $184.1 billion, with the majority of the projected increase in costs arising from those 65 to 79 years of age. [5]


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