Heart Disease and Stroke - Centers for Disease Control and ...

Mar 21, 2019 · CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) works with partners across government, public health, health care, and private sectors to improve prevention, detection, and control of heart disease and stroke risk factors, with a focus on high blood pressure and high cholesterol. DHDSP also works to improve recognition of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack or stroke ……

Know the Facts About Stroke cdc.gov

Stroke kills nearly 150,000 of the 860,000 Americans who die of cardiovascular disease each year—that’s 1 in every 19 deaths from all causes. 1. A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, happens in one of two ways: Ischemic stroke—when the blood supply to the brain is blocked; Hemorrhagic stroke—when a blood vessel in the brain bursts…

Stroke Fact Sheet

Stroke Fact Sheet Source: Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke. Stroke Facts Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 130,000 Americans each year —that’s 1 of every 20 deaths. 1 A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a…