American Stroke Association®, a division of the American Heart Association
Getting to the Heart of Stroke™
About one in four stroke survivors suffers a second one—but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Reduce your risk. Work with your doctor to create a secondary stroke prevention plan and stick with it.
I plan to take these steps instead of having another stroke:
- ☑ Know the cause of my stroke
- ☑ Manage high blood pressure
- ☑ Control cholesterol
- ☑ Reduce blood sugar
- ☑ Be active
- ☑ Eat better
- ☑ Lose weight
- ☑ Stop smoking
- ☑ Be involved in my treatment plan decisions
- ☑ Take medications as prescribed
- ☑ Join a program that includes exercise, education and counseling
WHEN STROKE STRIKES, EVERY SECOND COUNTS. A stroke is always a medical emergency. The longer it goes untreated the greater the chance of lasting damage.
Time lost is brain lost. Learn to recognize the signs of stroke using the letters F-A-S-T.
F.A.S.T. F is for Face Drooping, A is for Arm Weakness, S is for Speech Difficulty, T is for Time to Call 911.
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