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What You Must Know

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.

Stroke Facts

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:


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