Uptick in U.S. Stroke Deaths Sets Off Alarms: CDC

WebMD / HealthDay – Progress in preventing stroke deaths in the United States has stalled after 40 years of decline, and may even be reversing, government health officials say.

Stroke deaths increased significantly among Hispanics and in the South between 2013 and 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.

"This report is a wake-up call because 80 percent of strokes are preventable," said lead author Quanhe Yang, a CDC research scientist.

"More than ever, we need to direct our efforts to reduce stroke risk factors and improve the quality of care," he said.

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