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Information and References: Mayo Clinic | Wikipedia | NIH

Patient Resources and Related Organizations: The Internet Stroke Center

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“Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability.1,2 About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year.2 One American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes, on average. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.

Signs of Stroke in Men and Women

•Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
•Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech.
•Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
•Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.
•Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
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