American Stroke Association

Saving lives starts with YOU.

Your support is the first step in saving lives so more families can enjoy the holidays together.

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Diabetes Caused My Stroke: A Survivor's Story

Did you know that people who have diabetes are 1.5 times as likely to have a stroke compared to people who do not have diabetes. This was the case for Craig. Learn how Craig reversed his diabetes with hard work.

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.

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Caregivers Deserve Appreciation Too!

The stroke survivor’s family is often the most important source of long-term support during recovery and rehabilitation. But who takes care of the caregiver? The following information and resources can help make your life easier.

The Connection Between Diabetes and Stroke

People with diabetes can live long, healthy lives, free from heart disease,stroke and other health problems. Recognizing the connection between
diabetes and stroke is the first step toward lowering stroke risk.

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In the News

The latest in stroke and brain health news

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By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

Face Drooping

Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?

Arm Weakness

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?


Is 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

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital immediately. 

Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

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Cycle Nation

Energizing a nation to get brain and heart healthy through the power of the bicycle.

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Saving lives starts with your generous support

Your holiday gift supports innovative research and critical legislation that can help more Americans build healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Warning Signs

Learn about the warning signs of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest.

Support Group Finder

Use our Support Group Finder to find a stroke support group near you.


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