What is the prevalence of atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery?

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Jake F Hemingway, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Stroke from any cause represents the third leading cause of death in the United States. Half a million new strokes occur each year in the United States, resulting in approximately 140,000 deaths. Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. In 2017, the direct and indirect cost of stroke in the United States was estimated at $34 billion. [2]


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