5 Things Every Stroke Hero Should Know Infographic

 5 Things Every stroke hero should know

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  1.  Even SUPERHEROES are in DANGER STROKE RISK increases with age, but young adults, children, and even unborn babies can suffer strokes. If one of your parents had an ischemic stroke before 65, you are at 3X THE RISK of suffering one yourself.
  2. HIGH blood pressure is stroke’s public ENEMY #1. AFRICAN-AMERICANS have nearly 2x the risk for a first-ever stroke as whites.OUT OF 4 PEOPLE who suffer first strokes have high blood pressure.
  3. STROKE targets by ETHNICITY STROKE RISK increases with age, but young adults, children, and even unborn babies can suffer strokes. If one of your parents had an ischemic stroke before 65, you are at 3X THE RISK of suffering one yourself.
  4.  STROKE is largely TREATABLE. Clot-busting drugs and medical devices have made stroke largely treatable, but every second counts. The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to recover without permanent disability
  5. FRIENDS usually SAVE friends from STROKE Learn to recognize the warning signs of stroke. F Face Drooping A-Arm weakness S-Speech difficulty T- Time to call 911

Become a STROKE HERO and help save lives at StrokeAssociation.org/StrokeHero Source: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2016 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Together to End Stroke nationally sponsored by Medtronic.