Also referred to as a “brain attack”, a stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. There are two types of strokes:
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. This year, a stroke will occur every 40 seconds and will take a life every four hours. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke, increasing the risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death.
Recognizing symptoms and acting F.A.S.T. can save a life and decrees the chances of permanent disabilities.
Know the symptoms:
Learn more about strokes and how to lower your risk.
If you believe that you or a loved one are experiencing a stroke, call 9-1-1 or go immediately to the emergency room.
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