“Making a Difference in the Lives of Many” through Stroke Awareness and Prevention Programs”
 
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For more information:


 

   American Heart Association
    http://www.strokeassociation.org


-All stroke related information on this page is from stroke.org.


Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke.
A stroke happens every 40 seconds.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.
Every 4 minutes someone dies from stroke.
Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.

National Stroke Association

STROKE BY THE NUMBERS

 

http://www.stroke.org/

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.  A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it starts to die.
 
When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost.  These abilities include speech, movement and memory.  How a stroke patient is affected depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. Type your paragraph here.

Signs of a stroke

 

What is Stroke?