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December 31, 2006

Each year about 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke. It is the third leading cause of deathin the United States, ranking behind heart disease and cancer.1 For survivors, stroke canresult in serious, long-term disability.

Case 1:Resources for Stroke Survivorsand Their FamiliesEach year about 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke. It is the third leading cause of deathin the United States, ranking behind heart disease and cancer.1 For survivors, stroke canresult in serious, long-term disability.Where can these patients and their families turn for support and information? Listedhere are organizations that offer programs and services; a short list of publications availableon government Web sites is provided as well.2

References:

REFERENCES:


1.

American Stroke Association. Impact of stroke. Available at: http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml. AccessedMarch 15, 2004.

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. NINDS stroke information page. Available at:http://www.ninds.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/stroke.htm. Accessed March 15, 2004.