Stroke Information

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Check Out The Following Links From The World Stroke Day Site

  • Get Involved With World Stroke Day 2016
  • Get Some Answers From the World Stroke Day FAQ Page!
  • Join The World Stroke Campain!

  • Some Important Facts and Links to Information About Strokes

  • Learn What A Stroke Is, and how it affects the brain.
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), a type of irregular heartbeat, affects an estimated 2.2 million people in the U.S., and is one of the risk factors for a stroke
  • There are several Preventable Risk Factors for a stroke, such as poor diet, lack of exercise, tobacco/alcohol use, and high blood pressure.
  • There are several Signs and Symptoms of a stroke. Learn the F.A.S.T. Acronym and what it means. It could save someone’s life.
  • Some Sobering Statistics About Strokes

  • 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.
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    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Publications

    Created by the U.S. Congress in 1950, the mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. Here is a More Comprehensive Overview.

  • What You Need To Know About Stroke
  • Stroke: Challenges, Progress, and Promise
    Comprehensive Information
  • Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page
    Commonly Affects Elderly Sometimes Without Symptoms