Prognosis of Stroke


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Stroke usually refers to the likely outcome of Stroke. The prognosis of Stroke may include the duration of Stroke, chances of complications of Stroke, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Stroke, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Stroke. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis of Stroke: Unpredictable. About 20% of patients die in hospital. Others have complications of stroke.
Prognosis for Stroke: Although stroke is a disease of the brain, it can affect the entire body. Some of the disabilities that can result from stroke include paralysis, cognitive deficits, speech problems, emotional difficulties, daily living problems, and pain. 1
Average life years lost from Stroke: 3.5 average YPLL/person for stroke in Michigan2.
Deaths from Stroke: 167,366 deaths in 1999 (CDC); 7.0% of deaths in 1999.
Cause of death rank: 3rd top leading cause of death in 1999 and 2000 (CDC)
Complications: see complications of Stroke

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Stroke Information Page: NINDS
2. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA

Last revision: June 18, 2003

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