The prevalence of cardiovascular disease - hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure or stroke - increases with age. Often, multiple cardiac conditions coexist with other illnesses, and this makes risk assessments for applicants aged 70 and above extremely complex for underwriters.
Age remains the most consistent risk factor for ischaemic stroke. Surprisingly then an estimated 10% of diagnoses are now seen in people below the age of 50.
The carotid arteries are the two large blood vessels you can feel the pulse of in your neck that bring oxygenated blood to the brain. Narrowing or blocking of these arteries can cause life threatening consequences, including a major stroke.
The number of fatalities caused by heart disease, cancer, stroke, unintentional injuries and diabetes - the five leading causes of death in the US - has fallen, according to a report published in JAMA.
Although better surveillance and control of high blood pressure has led to a decreased incidence of stroke, it remains the third leading cause of death in the United States.
While having one major health problem -- such as diabetes, myocardial infarction, or stroke -- can increase the risk for an early death, new research warns that the risk of dying prematurely goes up significantly for individuals with more than one of these conditions.
Decrease in strength linked to higher risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and premature death.
The age-adjusted death rates for stroke in all U.S. Census regions in the United States generally decreased from 1970 to 2013, although the rates in all regions were relatively stable from 1992 to 1999.