Learn about Stroke

Stroke Statistics

  • One in every six deaths from cardiovascular disease is due to stroke
  • Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds
  • Each year, more than 795,000 people in the USA have a stroke
  • Nearly one in every four strokes occur in people with a prior history of stroke
  • Stroke risk increases with age but can occur at any age
  • In 2009, 34% of hospitalized stroke patients were less than 65 years old

Know the Signs of Stroke

By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you can take quick action and perhaps save a life – maybe even your own.

  • B – Balance:  Loss of balance, ataxia
  • E – Eyes:  Loss of vision or double vision
  • F – Face:  Facial droop
  • A – Arm:  Arm weakness / numbness (and leg!)
  • S – Speech: Slurring, wrong words, no words
  • T – Time: call 911!

Download our stroke education brochure for full details about stroke: