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Sometimes referred to as a “brain attack,” a stroke is a sudden interruption of blood flow to an area of the brain. This interruption causes brain cells to die and results in brain damage.
Did you know that 80% of strokes are preventable?
To lower your risk for a first stroke, follow these guidelines from the National Stroke Association:
Learn to recognize the symptoms of stroke and act F.A.S.T.Symptoms of Stroke:
F – FACE – Ask the person to smile. Does their face droop down on one side or look uneven? A – ARM – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S – SPEECH – Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase such as “the sky is blue.” Do the words sound strange or slurred? T – TIME – Time is critical. If you notice any of the symptoms of stroke, call 911 immediately.
140/90 & Higheror Don't Know
120-139 / 80-89
Less then 120/80
The faster a stroke patient receives treatment, the better the chances of recovery.
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