5 Fast Facts about Stroke

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FACT #1: Stroke kills brain cells Stroke happens when a clot or rupture interrupts blood ¬flow to the brain. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells die.

FACT #2: types of stroke Ischemic caused by a clot, Hemorrhagic caused by a rupture and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or "mini stroke" caused by a temporary blockage.

FACT #3: about one in four stroke survivors is at risk for another Fortunately, up to 80 percent of second clot-related strokes may be preventable.

FACT #4: prevention is key Had a stroke? Create a plan with your doctor to prevent another, which may include managing high blood pressure and discussing aspirin or other medicine. Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. Now that you know prevention, here's how you spot one. Learn the FAST warning signs: F A S T FACT

FACT #5: time lost is brain lost F Face Drooping A -Arm Weakness S -Speech Difficulty T- Time to call 911 Together to end stroke is nationally sponsored by Bayer Aspirin and Medtronic Statistics—

2016 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association
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