May is STROKE Awarenes Month!
- Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain
- A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot, or bursts (or ruptures)
- When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, and brain cells die
- About 40 percent of stroke deaths occur in males, and 60 percent in females
- African Americans' risk of having a first stroke is nearly twice that of whites
- The country's highest death rates due to stroke are in the southeastern United States
Stroke Risk Factors | SPOT A STROKE F.A.S.T. | What to do if you think someone is having a stroke: Click Here!
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