Stroke is a brain attack
As World Stroke Day (October 29) approaches, our Neurovascular team would like to share a few critical facts about stroke, it’s prevention and the urgency of time in stroke treatment. Acute ischemic stroke – a blood clot in the brain – accounts for 87 percent of all strokes. Our teams focus on developing innovative technologies that help our customers to treat these strokes, but we also strive to support awareness and education that may serve to improve outcomes for those who suffer from this devastating health event.
Most strokes can be prevented
90 percent of strokes are associated with potentially modifiable risk factors2, including:
High blood pressure
Lack of physical activity
Understand stroke treatment options
Know the signs of stroke
Stroke is an emergency.
Remember the acronym “F.A.S.T.”
F= Face drooping; A= Arm weakness; S= Difficulty speaking; T= Time to get treatment
If you suspect someone is having a stroke, communicate the following information to the emergency responders:
To learn more about stroke, visit somesignssavelives.com
2. O’Donnell MJ et al. Global and regional effects of potentially modifiable risk factors associated with acute stroke in 32 countries (INTERSTROKE): a case-control study. Lancet. 2016; 388(10046):761-75.
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