Facts about Strokes:
- Someone in the U.S. has a stroke about once every 40 seconds.
- Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death overall, killing more than 129,000 people a year.
- Stroke is the No. 3 cause of death for women and No. 5 cause of death for men.
- Stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability.
- About 795,000 people have a stroke every year.
- An estimated 6.8 million Americans 20 and older have had a stroke.
Beyond F.A.S.T. – Other Symptoms You Should Know
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg, arm or face
- Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Download the F.A.S.T. app for your smartphone at www.StrokeAssociation.org/warningsigns.
When you recognize a stroke and immediately call 9-1-1, the person has a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being assessed for treatment options like a clot-busting drug and other medical devices. But many people do not know the warning signs of a stroke – information that may save a life.
This is one Millenial who's not gonna say
I Sorry Con Ehcuse Meh-
when it comes to strokes.
This post is a PSA on behalf of Bloggin' Mamas & the Ad Council, The American Heart Association, The American Stroke Association.