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Together to End Stroke

Together is more than a word, it’s a rallying cry; a call to action to join with fellow warriors -- family, friends, neighbors and healthcare professionals -- to do something as a group that can’t be done alone.
Together. It’s how we can give our loved ones more quality moments with one another.
Together. It’s how we will tackle a leading cause of serious, long-term disability and death. 
Together. It’s how we will end stroke.

Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S.
Each year, about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack.
After years of decline, recent data shows that stroke mortality has climbed 3 percent.

80% of strokes are preventable.
About three in four people who have a first stroke, have blood pressure greater than 140/90 mm Hg.
One in three American adults has high blood pressure.

Stroke is largely treatable.
The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to recover.

Stroke is becoming more prevalent in our community. It is estimated that more than 700,000 strokes occur a year in the United States. Strokes are a major cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. alone.

A stroke is a "brain attack" that is classified as a medical emergency. The most common type of stroke is an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot or a clogged blood vessel in the brain that causes damage. A transient ischemic attack, also called TIA or "mini stroke," occurs when the blood supply to the brain is temporarily blocked but is restored before permanent damage. A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a blood vessel that breaks inside the brain that causes bleeding. It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of strokes because time is an important factor in the long term outcome for stroke patients.

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