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Reviewing Your Stroke Risk

Revieuing Your Stroke Risk Staggering Stroke Stats Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. Stroke is the top cause of long-term disability 3 HOURS One stroke occurs every 40 seconds Treatment window for optimal stroke recovery Getting treatment within 3 hours of stroke onset makes a patient 33% more likely to recover with little to no permanent disability Could It Happen to You? Breaking Doun Risk Factors Medical Risk Factors Diabetes High blood High cholesterol pressure A Race African-Americans at greatest risk Alcohol use Obesity Tobacco use Family history of strokes Age lifestyle Risk Factors General Risk Factors | Spotting Strakes and Reting F.A.S.T. n FEAST. - Stroke symptom/action plan Facial drooping on one side of face Arm weakness on one side Slurred speech/speech difficulties Time to call 911 if you see any of these symptoms 911 It is extremely important to get to the ER as quickly as possible Be prepared to tell EMS or ER staff when you or your loved one was last seen before symptoms started This is known as Last Known Well and will help guide treatment Steps You Can Take to Reduce Your Strake Risk Take medications as directed Stop smoking Exercise regularly Control your blood sugar Eat a healthy diet Provided by Lakeview Regional Medical Center Your connection to healthcare. www.lakeviewregionalmedcenter.com Sources: http://www.strokecenter.org/patients/about-stroke/stroke-statistics/ http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=symp http://strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/Warning- Signs/Stroke-Warning-Signs-and-Symptoms_UCM_308528 SubHomePage.jsp# http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stroke/DSoo150/DSECTION=risk-factors http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/Unders- tandingRisk/Understanding-Risk_UCM_308539_SubHomePage.jsp# http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename-treatment

Reviewing Your Stroke Risk

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If someone is having a stroke, it is important to act F.A.S.T.! This acronym can help you learn how to spot the signs of a stroke. Get more details by checking out this infographic from a Covington ph...

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