5 FAST Facts about Stroke

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5 Fast Facts About stroke

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05
Key Facts
About Stroke
 
F A C T #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.


F A C T #3: 
about one in four stroke
survivors is at risk for another
Stroke happens when a clot or rupture interrupts blood flow to the brain. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells die.
 
F A C T #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.

F A C T #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.
 

F A C T #5: 
time lost
is brain lost
Now that you know prevention, here's how you spot  one.
 

Learn the FAST warning signs:
 
F
Face Drooping
 
A
Arm
Weakness
 
S
Speech
Difficulty
 
T
Time to Call 911
 


 
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