May is National Stroke Awareness Month
A stroke occurs when a blockage stops blood flow to the brain or when a blood vessel in or around the brain bursts. Here are some things about stroke that you may not know:
|• Nearly a quarter of all strokes occur in people younger than age 65.
|• Each year, almost 800,000 strokes occur in the United States.
|• Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability.
|• Stroke is currently the fourth leading cause of death in the US.
|• Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke, making it vital to recognize the symptoms and act FAST.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to learn:
The Stroke Program at Grand View Hospital has earned the
Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, 2010-2013 and is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.
For more information on stroke care at Grand View, call Denise Kistler, RN at 215-453-4314.
Source: Centers for Disease Control, CDC.gov