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International Stroke Conference

Join the world’s best stroke and brain health scientists at the International Stroke Conference 2023.

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Remembering Dr. Ralph Sacco

Dr. Ralph Sacco, the first neurologist to serve as president of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, died Jan. 17. Sacco, a distinguished AHA/ASA volunteer and a revered scientist, served as editor-in-chief of the journal Stroke in addition to other leadership roles. At the family's request, donations in his memory can be made to the AHA/ASA to The Ralph Sacco Memorial Fund for Brain Health.

Read more about Dr. Sacco's life

Read CEO Nancy Brown's tribute to Dr. Sacco

Dr. Ralph Sacco served as president of the American Heart Association and American Academy of Neurology. (Photo courtesy of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine)

For Patients and Caregivers:

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. 

Stroke Prevention

Whole body wellness can help you feel stronger, healthier and mentally sharp – and it can also reduce your stroke risk.

Stroke Recovery

There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence.

For Healthcare Professionals:

Cryptogenic Stroke

Our updated Healthcare Professional Guide can help diagnose the underlying reason for cryptogenic stroke and tailor prevention plans for your patients.

EMS Routing

Consensus recommendations can help ensure acute stroke patients are triaged to the facility.

Secondary Prevention

Our May 2021 Guideline provides clinicians with the latest evidence-based recommendations for preventing another stroke.

Stroke Support Groups

Connect with others with similar experiences, learn helpful information and help ease the depression and isolation that’s common after stroke. Use our support group finder for a list of groups near you.

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

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Face Drooping

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

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

Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."
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Time to Call 9-1-1

Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.
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Take the CPR Challenge to Save Lives

Nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests that don't happen in hospitals, happen in homes. You can help change this statistic. Join American Heart Association's challenge to the be the one in your household to learn CPR. Be the beat for someone you love.

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Be a stroke hero. Donate today.

Your gift contributes to breakthrough research, advocacy, and more lives saved from heart disease and stroke!

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Join Damar in taking 3 simple steps to support CPR education and training, research and other lifesaving programs. You can help save lives today.

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