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

Updated: Sep 29, 2021
  • 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. More than 600,000 new strokes occur each year in the United States, and about 185,000 occur in people who have previously had a stroke. [2] Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. Between 2014 and 2015, the direct and indirect cost of stroke in the United States was estimated at nearly $46 billion. [2]

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