Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of disability worldwide.1,2 “On average, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, and someone dies of one approximately every 4 minutes.”3 Each year, nearly 800,000 people experience stroke, with up to 185,000 experiencing recurrent stroke events.3 Strokes occur at any age, and risk increases with age.4 Nearly half of older stroke survivors experience moderate to severe disability.5

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