CMHS Urges Community to be Aware of Stroke Symptoms During May, National Stroke Awareness Month


If you suspect a stroke, call 911 and remember the word F.A.S.T.

Time is crucial in the treatment of stroke, as on average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke and roughly every four minutes someone dies from a stroke. The earlier a stroke is recognized and the patient receives medical attention, the greater chance of recovery. Strokes occur when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and vital nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or ruptures. When this occurs, part of the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen, destroying millions of valuable nerve cells within minutes.

Free Stroke Assessment

Anyone can have a stroke, regardless of age, sex or race. Your chances for having a stroke increase if you have certain risk factors. Approximately 750,000 strokes will occur each year. 500,000 of those strokes could be prevented. Don’t be a statistic.

Visit the Stroke Center to take our free online stroke assessment and find out if you are at risk.


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