According to the American College of Cardiology 2017 Update:
Stroke accounts for 1 of 20 deaths in the US. Approximately every 40 seconds, someone experiences a stroke in the US. Death rates due to stroke have declined. As adults with stroke survive, stroke has become the leading cause of long-term disability in the US.
The Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association has been a strong supporter of stroke research, education, and awareness since 2012, and we are continuing this tradition through this website and continuing lay and professional education.