Get the knowledge to become a stroke hero

  • Posted on: May 31 2016

Did you know that someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds?

Did you know that nearly 2 million brain cells die every minute a stroke goes untreated?

Don’t you think the time has come for you to activate your superpowers?

This is what the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association wants you to do for its Stroke Hero campaign.

Activate your superpowers to help spot the warning signs of a stroke F.A.S.T.

F-Face drooping

A-Arm weakness

S-Speech difficulty

T-Time to call 911

The fast diagnosis can make all the difference when it comes to a full recovery or permanent disability.

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It occurs when a blood vessel is blocked or bleeding in the brain. One of the biggest risk factors is high blood pressure.

If interested in finding out the “5 Things Every Stroke Hero Should Know”, click here.

Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center is also a resource when it comes to stroke prevention. For more information click here.

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