This American Stroke Month join together to end stroke.
Most strokes are preventable. And a large percentage of the ones that happen are treatable with the right care, right away. It’s a matter of knowing what to do, taking action and spreading the word. Visit StrokeAssociation.org/strokemonth to learn more, access the English and Spanish toolkits and join with others, Together to End Stroke™.
Together is more than a word, it’s a rallying cry; a call to action to join with fellow warriors — family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and healthcare professionals — to do something as a group that can’t be done alone.
Together. It’s how we can give our loved ones more quality moments with one another.
Together. It’s how we will tackle a leading cause of serious, long-term disability and death.
Together. It’s how we will end stroke.
Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S.
- Each year, about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack.
- Stroke caused more than 133,000 deaths in 2014.
- After years of decline, recent data shows that stroke mortality has climbed 3 percent.
80% of strokes are preventable.
- High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor for stroke.
- One in three American adults has high blood pressure.
- About three in four people who have a first stroke, have blood pressure greater than 140/90 mm Hg.
Stroke is largely treatable.
- The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to recover.
- Stroke patients who received the clot-busting drug alteplase (IV r-tPA) within 90 minutes of symptom onset were almost 3 times more likely to recover with little or no disability.
- 91 percent of stroke patients who were treated with a stent retriever within 2.5 hours of symptom onset recovered with little or no disability.
SPOT A STROKE F.A.S.T.