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Most Strokes Happen Without Warning

MOST STROKES-A HAPPEN WITHOUT WARNING Each year in the United States about 795,000 people suffer a stroke, of which 80% could have been prevented. OF STROKES HAVE NO WARNING SIGNS 85% In a major study of over 16,000 people who had suffered a stroke, only 15% of ischemic stroke patients had a previous warning sign of stroke. 85% had NĂ“ warning*. STROKE STATS Every 40 SECONDS someone in the United States has a stroke Every 4 MINUTES someone in the United States dies from stroke 40% of stroke deaths occur in men 55,000 60% of stroke deaths occur in more women than men suffer a stroke each year women SPOT A STROKE F.A.S.T. FACE DROOPING Does one side of their face droop downwards or is it numb? ARM WEAKNESS Is one arm weak or experiencing numbness? Ask them to lift up both of their arms and check to see if one of them drifts downwards. A SLURRED SPEECH Is their speech slurred? Are they unable to speak or difficuit to understand? Ask them to repeat a simple sentence, can they repeat it correctly? TIME Are they showing any of these symptoms? Even if these symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 immediately. WHO SHOULDGET SCREENED FOR STROKE? Stroke screenings are recommended for anyone over the age of 55 with at least 1 risk factor. 55+ STROKE RISK FACTORS Age Gender Family history Race High blood pressure Heart disease Diabetes Head/neck injuries Smoking Heavy alcohol consumption Poor diet Obesity Physical inactivity High cholesterol Drug abuse 44-54 With 2 risk factors Schedule a Preventive Stroke Screening today. www.lifelinescreening.com/stroke Sources: www.cdc.gov www.strokeassociation.org *www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2906182/ LIFE LINE SCREENING The Power of Prevention

Most Strokes Happen Without Warning

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Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, making it a serious condition. Studies show that almost 80% of all strokes are preventable and nearly 85% of all strokes that oc...

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