Acute Ischemic Stroke Infographic


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About 795,000 Americans will have a new or recurrent stroke this year.

More than 690,000 per year US strokes are caused when a clot cuts off blood flow to a part of the brain.

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States, killing more than 133,000.* 1 in 20 deaths.

Quick treatment = less brain damage! Importance of getting to the hospital quickly: Get to the hospital at the first sign of stroke so you can be evaluated and receive treatment in time. Within 4.5 hours in select patients – IV alteplase Up to 24 hours after stroke begins* in select patients – mechanical thrombectomy Clot busters and clot-removal procedures must be administered within a few hours of stroke symptoms to lessen the chance of being disabled after a stroke. Mechanical thrombectomy is a surgical technique that can physically remove a large blood clot from a blocked artery in the brain. Call 911 at the first sign of stroke. Learn and share the warning signs of stroke – spot a stroke FAST F – Face drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? A – Arm weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? S – Speech difficulty – Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand/ T – Time to call 911 – If the person shows any of these symptoms, if the symptoms go away, call 911 and get to the even hospital immediately. • Centers for disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2016 on CDCWONDER Online Database, released December, 2017. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2016, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed at on Jan 2, 2018 10:31:09 AM. • 2018 Guideline for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke

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