The sooner you notice the signs of stroke and call 911, the better the chance of recovery. Take a minute to learn how to act F.A.S.T. It’s an easy way to remember the signs of stroke.
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Stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. If you see any sign of stroke, consider it an emergency.
How a stroke occurs
- Blood gives the brain the oxygen and nutrients it needs to survive
- Arteries are the blood vessels that provide this blood to the brain
- When an artery is blocked or bursts, an area of the brain may not get enough blood
- This can cause brain cells to die and lead to brain damage