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Every 45 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke! A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, cutting off oxygen and food from brain tissue.
Like heart disease, a stroke is a medical emergency in which every instant counts.
There are two types of strokes:
If you or someone around you is experiencing stroke symptoms, dial 9-1-1 immediately.
Whether ischemic or hemorrhagic, stroke is treated in three stages:
The type of prevention, intervention therapy, or surgery, depends on the type of stroke and the individual.
GETTING IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IS CRITICAL. IT CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMPLETE RECOVERY AND A LIFETIME OF DISABILITY.
ALWAYS DIAL 9-1-1 FOR STROKE SYMPTOMS.