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About 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke
each year. About 610,000 are first strokes, and about 185,000 are recurrent
The exact number of people who have had a
transient ischemic attack (TIA) is not known for
certain, because people do not always recognize a TIA. And about half of the people who have had a TIA don't ever see a doctor for it.
It is estimated that about 200,000 to 500,000 TIAs happen in the United States each year. Men and African Americans have TIAs more often than women and people of other races.1
Roger VL, et al. (2011). Heart disease and stroke statistics 2011 update: A report from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 123(4): e18–e209.
September 19, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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