Stroke drops from No. 4 to No. 5 among the leading causes of death in the U.S.

Jan 5
AFib News Blog
Stroke drops from No. 4 to No. 5 among the leading causes of death in the U.S.

Posted by HeatherAHAASA on January 5,  2015  4:57pm EST

This is a big win in the fight against stroke! Experts say better care and prevention may have factored into the decline.

  • geno929
    Better recognition, treatment and prevention, all lead to an improved outcome for many of our patients!
  • Ghinion
    I think medical community should promote more prevention than drugs since symptoms are treated not cause. Afib is more frequent in aging population. and Yoga,meditation,good nutrition,exercise(silver snickers),massage was shown to prevent a lot of aging diseases.Increased support for prevention was promised but not delivered. Medicare dos not cover any of the above unless you are covered by some subsidysed private ins.
  • teddybear1947
    I have come to the conclusion that melanie truhills, and the american heart association has outdone themselves by creating this site. I can already see results in my mind of people not being so scared, not sleeping because of worry, in other words this site might very well save a life, thank you all, mel , melissa, heather, everybody, you all rock
  • Mellanie at
    Mellanie at,
    teddybear1947, Thank you so much for the kind words. Our mission at is a "stroke-free world". I believe that awareness, education, and support will go a long way towards accomplishing that. Ghinion, A lot of research is being done to help find ways to prevent afib. I know that some Medicare Advantage programs cover Silver Sneakers, but there is a risk of the Medicare Advantage programs being downgraded. geno929, Thank you for your comments.Mellanie
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