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Fast Facts About Strokes
A stroke disrupts blood flow to an area of the brain. The extent of damage from a stroke depends on how much brain tissue is affected and how quickly the stroke is treated. Strokes can cause long-lasting disability or even death.
The most common type of stroke occurs when a blockage clogs an artery, starving the brain of oxygen and vital nutrients. A “bleeding” stroke happens when an artery ruptures and blood spills into the brain.
80% of all strokes result from a blockage or blood clot in a blood vessel in the brain. 20% of all strokes occur when an artery suddenly bursts and bleeds into or around the brain.
Someone dies of a stroke every four minutes in the U.S.. Immediate treatment can limit or prevent brain damage from a stroke.
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Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of serious long-term disability.
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Stroke Caregiver Tips
Tips to help a loved one:
- Find a doctor who specializes in rehabilitation.
- Encourage speech-language, occupational, or physical therapy.
- Understand the difficulty of accepting disability and brain injury.
- It’s normal for someone to be confused and frightened after a stroke.
- Install assistive devices, including ramps, handrails, shower seats, and more.