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Stroke Prevention and Identification

Each year, thousands of families in our community are impacted by stroke, either when they or a loved one has a stroke. A stroke is essentially a brain attack – it occurs when a part of the body loses function due a disruption of blood flow in the brain. When this happens, due to blockage from buildup in the arteries or a vessel in the brain bursts, the affected area cannot get oxygen or nutrients. This can cause a multitude of symptoms, ranging from paralysis and vision changes to difficulty speaking and severe headache.

It’s important to learn more about stroke – what it is, how to recognize the symptoms, how to prevent it and what to do when you have a stroke. Program includes a comprehensive approach to care, education and risk assessment.

Learn more about stroke prevention and identification so that you can adopt habits that will help you avoid stroke and be prepared in case you see someone having symptoms of stroke. Print a helpful flier to share with your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

We also have a list of important resources for patients and families who want more information about local and national resources available to them.

Education Resources for Patients & Families Affected by Stroke

WakeMed has developed comprehensive education materials that gives patients and families an overview on what to expect before, during and after stroke rehabilitation.