National Stroke Awareness Month – Assess Your Risk!
U.S. Statistics for Stroke Awareness (CDC)
- Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of stroke.
- Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes.
- About 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes, in which blood flow to the brain is blocked.
- Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability. Stroke reduces mobility in more than half of stroke survivors age 65 and older.
It is also important to know your risk for a stroke. To that end, we encourage you to take the stroke risk test so you can take steps to avoid this life altering disease. Click on the picture above right to begin.
Related Blog Posts
Stroke awareness helps you understand the reality, risk factors, preventive measures, and implications of a stroke better. We have also gathered a selection of related blog posts from our website for this month’s Newsletter Blog Digest. You can access these posts through the titles below or by clicking on the images or summaries further down.
You can find lots of information on this and other topics on our website here. Links to further research are usually included. I hope you find them informative. Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions you may have.
Always here to help,
Anita Kamiel, R.N., M.P.S.
Director of Patient Services