A New Era for Stroke Science and Brain Health
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Stroke Warning Signs
Recognize the warning signs and call 9-1-1 immediately. This can make the difference between a strong recovery and disability or even death.
Whole body wellness can help you feel stronger, healthier and mentally sharp – and it can also reduce your stroke risk.
There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence.
I would like to learn ways to thrive after a heart attack or stroke.
You can prevent another heart attack or stroke.
You may not see the risk of another heart attack or ischemic stroke, but you can reduce the chances of having another one. Talk to your doctor about a prevention plan which may include medications, such as aspirin, and other small steps that may have a big impact.
I want to learn about managing my risk factors to prevent heart attack or stroke.
Spot your hidden risk.
Did you know if you’ve had a heart attack or ischemic stroke, you’re at risk of having a second one? Talk to your doctor about medications, including aspirin, and start lowering your risk now with small, daily habits to manage your high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.
I would like to know, is aspirin right for me?
Aspirin may be just what the doctor ordered.
Aspirin has been in the news a lot lately, so here is what you need to know as a heart attack or ischemic stroke survivor. Whether you realize it or not, you’re at risk of having a second cardiovascular event. What can you do? Don’t start or stop medications until you talk with your doctor. Recommended medications such as aspirin, might be right for you. Your doctor can help you put together a prevention plan to help manage your risk and help prevent another one.
February is Black History Month
During February, we recognize the legacy of Black Americans who laid the foundation for the activists, health care professionals, social entrepreneurs and everyday heroes — and celebrate Black Americans who are making history every day.
Throughout the month we’ll highlight the communities, small businesses, social entrepreneurs and innovators who are continuing to build a legacy of positive change through our business accelerator, scholarship program and impact investments.
Don't Die of Doubt
When an emergency strikes, hospitals are still the safest place – even during a pandemic. Call 911 at the first sign of a heart attack or stroke.
In the News
The latest in stroke and brain health newsRead more stroke related news
For New York woman, what seemed like a migraine turned out to be much more
Leah Neaderthal was emptying the used coffee grounds from a stovetop moka pot when her vision suddenly became splotchy.
"I felt a little like I was out-of-body," she said. Looking over at Emily, who would later become her wife, Leah saw her face fall. "I tried to say something, but it wouldn't come out. (My voice) was just garbled," Leah said.
2019 Update to the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke
- This guideline update provides up-to-date comprehensive recommendations for the management and treatment of persons with acute arterial ischemic stroke.
- Audiences for this guideline are: prehospital care providers, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and hospital administrators.
- This guideline updates the 2018 acute ischemic guideline and adds several new recommendations.
By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.
Face DroopingAsk the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
Arm WeaknessAsk the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
SpeechIs the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."
Time to Call 9-1-1
Stroke Video Gallery
Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. | Anyone can have a stroke and everyone should be prepared. It's a matter of knowing what to do, taking action and spreading the word. By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.
Stroke Can Happen at any Age | Dr. Cortney Baker had a stroke at 37. Now, she has a message: Pay attention to your body and act F.A.S.T. if symptoms occur. Face drooping. Arm weakness. Speech difficulty. Time to call 9-1-1.
F.A.S.T. Song - Stroke Signs | Hip Hop Artist Dee-1 and Tha Hip Hop Doc Rani Whitfield, M.D., collaborated on a song for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for World Stroke Day 2015, to teach the warning signs of stroke.
Olympian Michael Johnson shares his stroke survivor journey.
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