Read through this link how stroke falls one place to fifth leading cause of death in U.S.:
Commenting on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, the American Heart Association (AHA) hypothesize that the drop in deaths from stroke is due to advances in the treatment and prevention of stroke. In particular, the AHA note, there are more stroke centers now operating across the US, and there has also been an improvement in acute care of stroke.
"However, although mortality from stroke is dropping," says Dr. Ralph Sacco, past president of the AHA and chairman of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, "we know that the number of people having strokes in the US is rising each year due to the aging of our population and other signs that strokes have increased in younger groups."
"Still, far too many people are still dying from stroke, and too many people are suffering greatly from this disease," concurs AHA president Dr. Elliott Antman.Yes - there are still too many preventable deaths from stroke, and it remains the biggest cause of permanent disability in the United States. And among some population groups - younger people, in particular - strokes are increasing.
So it's still vital to recognize stroke signs and act - quickly!