What You Must Know
Stroke Drill Video
Watch a video enactment of a stroke and what happens when a patient reaches our team.
Stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is suddenly blocked or a blood vessel bursts. Quick action by stroke experts is needed, to prevent devastating disability or death.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke: 795,000 each year, with more than 137,000 dying from stroke annually – the fourth leading cause of death. Medical costs and disability from stroke cost Americans about $74.7 billion yearly.
Understanding and Preventing Stroke
To stop stroke and its damage, you must recognize stroke risks, symptoms and what to do if stroke happens: