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Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 8th, 2015

During May we recognize National Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke happens when the blood supply to an area of the brain is interrupted. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die because they are deprived of oxygen and nutrients.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.  In fact, every four minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke. Around 795,000 strokes occur each year. And while the good news is that the majority of people survive them, many are often left with significant disabilities.

The chance of stroke grows with age. For those 55 and over, the lifetime risk for stroke is greater than one in six.  

National Stroke Awareness Month offers an opportunity to raise awareness about this disease and to educate on how it can be recognized and treated. Here are a few of the ways we do this:

  • The Alliance works with various partners to get out the word about stroke, including a task force focused on pushing for new treatment tools, forming expert consensus on the existing tools, and advocating for optimal treatment of AFib patients.  
  • Our Silver Book site features statistics and facts about stroke.  
  • This is our video on preventing stroke, which you can watch below. Please also visit our education page.

A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Kickoff Event Recap

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: March 5th, 2018

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

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