Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability inthe United States.112According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Framingham Heart Study (FHS)2...
14%of persons who survive a firststroke or TIA will have anotherone within 1 year.
22% of men and25% of women who havean initial stroke die within a year. Thispercentage is higheramong people age 65 and older.
51%of men and 53% of women under age65 who have a stroke die within8 years.
The length of time to recoverfroma stroke depends on its severity. From 50–70% ofstrokesurvivors regain functional independence, but 15–30% arepermanently disabled, and 20% require institutional careat3 months after onset.
In the NHLBI’s FHS, amongischemic stroke survivors whowere at least 65 years old, thesedisabilities were observedat 6 months post-stroke114: