FACT: Approximately 795,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke each year.
FACT: At least one in four stroke survivors will experience another stroke.
FACT: Within five years of a first stroke, the risk for another stroke can increase more than 40 percent.
FACT: Recurrent strokes often have a higher rate of death and disability.
REMEMBER: The most important first step to controlling risk for recurrent stroke is to follow a doctor’s advice. Work with your healthcare professional to develop a personalized plan just for you.