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Stroke affects 700,000 people every year and 160,000 Americans die of stroke each year

Brain cells need oxygen and nutrients to work properly.
This nourishment is provided from blood flowing through vessels in the brain. When one of these vessels becomes clogged by a clot, or breaks open, the blood flow is suddenly stopped and the brain cells die. This is a stroke. Stroke is the sudden stoppage of blood flow to the brain.

STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1
 

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Types of Strokes

  • Ischemic stroke occurs when the blood flow to brain is blocked.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when there is bleeding into or around the brain.


Stroke is an acute and serious condition that requires immediate treatment:
• Emergency room treatment
• Medications
• Neuroendovascular intervention
• Surgery 

Long-Term Treatment may include:

  • Treatment for depression:
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Control of incontinence
  • Provide a safe environment
  • Alterative forms of communication
  • In-home care, adult day care or convalescent home
  • Family counseling
  • Legal advice such as power of attorney

Prognosis
  •  Stroke is the third leading cause of death in developed countries
  •  About one-fourth of patients die as a result of stroke or its complications
  •  About one-half have long-term disabilities
  •  About one-fourth recover most or all functions

 

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