Stroke … Did You Know?
May is Stroke Awareness Month. Every year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Nearly 6 million die, and another 5 million are left permanently disabled. While it is widely known that stroke is caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol , smoking, obesity and diabetes, there is a lesser-known condition screened for in the […]
F.A.S.T – It’s Not Just a Speed
Your vascular health can play a big role in the potential of someone suffering from the effects of a stroke. A stroke is a sudden interruption in the blood supply to the brain. Most are caused by blockages in the arteries leading to the brain. As May is Stroke Awareness Month, it is time to remember the […]
Is a Second Stroke In Your Future?
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Even after surviving a stroke, it is possible to have another. Twenty three percent of stroke sufferers will experience a second. The American Heart Association offers some tips that may have a big impact in reducing the risk. Up to 80 percent of second […]