Acute Ischemic Stroke Infographic
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR STROKE RECOVERY HAVE NEVER BEEN GREATER
UPDATED GUIDELINES EMPHASIZE IMPORTANCE OF QUICK ACTION
About 795,000 Americans will have a new or recurrent stroke this year.
More than 690,000 U.S. strokes are caused when a clot cuts off blood ﬂow to a part of the brain. (called an ischemic stroke).
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States, killing more than 142,000. 1 in 19 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. Stroke treatment begins in the ambulance.Calling 9-1-1 can help patients get treated more quickly and get them to a hospital that specializes in stroke care.
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITHIN 4.5 HOURS in select patients IV alteplase
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITHIN 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 procedure that can physically remove a large blood clot from a blocked artery in the brain.
Call 9-1-1 at the first sign of stroke.
Learn and share the warning signs of stroke. Spot a stroke F.A.S.T.
F A S T
Does one side of the face droop or is it numb?
Is one arm weak or numb?
Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand?
TIME TO CALL 9-1-1
If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get to the hospital immediately.
1. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association 2. Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: 2019 Update to the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke
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