What to expect with a stroke:
- The outlook after stroke depends on the severity of the stroke.
- Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the US, following cardiac causes and cancer.
- Stroke is the leading cause for disability in the US:
- About 30 percent of survivors need assistance for daily living.
- About 20 percent of survivors need assistance in order to walk.
- About 15 percent of survivors require admission to a long-term care facility.
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