Life and treatment in the 'stroke belt'

May 08, 2017

Tallahassee lies just within the area of the country stretching from East Texas to the Carolinas and from Tennessee to Leon County, where U.S. strokes most frequently occur. Three Southern states, “the buckle ”— North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia — have stroke mortality figures that are twice as high as anywhere else in the country.

But anywhere within that compromised geographic quadrant known as the “stroke belt,” the risks are heightened for debility or mortality resulting from a sudden catastrophic cerebral event.