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Get the Facts on Stroke

STROKE What is GET THE FACTS a Stroke? a stroke is a distubance in the blood 2 Types of stroke: o Ischemic stroke Occurs when a blood vessel becomes blocked and that part of the brain dies. vessels leading to or within the brain. These blood vessels feed the brain with oxygen and nutrients. O Hemorrhagic stroke Occurs when a blood vessel breaks and blood fills and damages that part of the brain. a TIA, Transcient Ischemic Attack is just as serious as a stroke and Occurs when a blood vessel becomes blocked but is temporary lasting a few minutes Did You Know? 60 55 50 10 On Average in the U.S. 45 a stroke 15- 20 40 every seconds 35 25 30 OCcurs and every 4minutes someone dies of stroke Did You KnOW? 1/2 Half of all strokes in the U.S. cạn be attributed to high blood pressure Did You Know? 1/4 One fourth of all strokes in the U.S. occur in people who have already had oné Did You Know? Strokes are the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the #1 leading cause of disability CIDCID UNPUEDSTYIES OFAMERICA FL 18092659 A L12 FL 18092659 A ONEHUNDRD DOLLKRS Did You Know? ONEHUNDREDDOLARS ONEHONDREDDOLLARN In 2010 strokes cost the U.S. MONEHUNDREDDOLLARN 73.7 BILLION DOLLARS MAJOR CAUSES & RISK FACTORS OF STROKE High blood pressure • Smoking Diabetes • High cholesterol © 2012 Mount Sinai Medical Center, All Rights Reserved Atherosclerosis • Heart rhythm problems WARNINGS & SYMPTOMS OF A STROKE These are some signs you may be having a stroke: • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially one side of the body • Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes • Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination • Severe headache with no known cause If You experience these signs or see someone else with these problems, Call 911 immediately 911 AFTER A STROKE Can anything be done to treat a STROKE? YES. A brain saving medication called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can reduce disability after a stroke, but it can only be given within 3 hours of the start of symptoms. So do not delay if you suspect a stroke, and note the time that symptoms started. Most people recover to some degree in the few months after a stroke. The amount of recovery varies by person and depends on factors such as size of stroke and a person's age. Mount Sinai © 2012 The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this content, but you must attribute the work to Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

Get the Facts on Stroke

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Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the number one leading cause of disability. Learn about the causes, signs and treatments of stroke.


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