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National Stroke Association's Faces of Stroke℠ public awareness campaign aims to change the public perceptions of stroke through education and personal stories of those impacted by the fourth leading cause of death.

We will bring special attention to specific health conditions associated closely with stroke. Each month will feature an issue or concern that stroke survivors and people at risk for stroke may deal with daily.

Join this campaign by submitting a story, browsing the gallery, sharing stories via social media, taking the Five Faces Pledge and more.

September Is National
Atrial Fibrillation
Awareness Month

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia, affecting the rate of the heartbeat. It is highly asymptomatic and one of the main risk factors for stroke.

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Meet Our 2012 Ambassadors

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Read the Faces of Stroke Blog

Stay up to date on all of the latest Faces of Stroke happenings through a new campaign blog. Visit regularly for updates on campaign happenings and how the new Ambassadors are progressing in their efforts to raise community awareness.

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Display of the Faces of Stroke stories does not imply National Stroke Association's endorsement of any product, treatment, service or entity. National Stroke Association strongly recommends that people ask a healthcare professional about diagnosis and treatment questions before using any product, treatment or service. The views expressed through the stories reflect those of the authors and do not reflect the opinion of National Stroke Association.

Faces of Stroke campaign is supported by funding provided by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Allergan, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., and Genentech Inc.

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