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.
It’s how we can give our loved ones more quality moments with one another.
It’s how we will tackle a leading cause of serious, long-term disability and
Together. It’s how we will end stroke.
a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S.
year, about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack.
years of decline, recent data shows that stroke mortality has climbed 3
strokes are preventable.
three in four people who have a first stroke, have blood pressure greater than
140/90 mm Hg.
in three American adults has high blood pressure.
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