What is Stroke?
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the number 1 cause of adult disability. Approximately 800,000 events occur in the United States each year. The brain needs a constant supply of blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients it needs to function. A stroke occurs when one of the arteries that supply blood to the brain becomes blocked or bursts. As a result, part of the brain does not get the blood it needs, so it starts to die. This can cause problems with walking, speaking, seeing or feeling.
Stroke is a brain attack and should be
treated as an Emergency!
Don’t ignore the signs and symptoms of stroke,
call 9-1-1 immediately.
Time lost is brain lost!