Reporting of Aspiration Pneumonia or Choking as a Cause of Death in Patients Who Died With Stroke

STROKEAHA: February 28, 2013

Background and Purpose—It is not known how many stroke patients die from fatal pulmonary complications such as aspiration pneumonia (AP) and choking each year in the United States. This study aimed to determine the frequency of reporting of AP or choking as a cause of death on death certificates with mention of stroke in the United States as a proxy measure of the incidence of dying from AP or choking among patients with stroke. Read more