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  • This presentation contains information on how to Be Stroke Smart: Reduce Risk Recognize Stroke Symptoms Respond by calling 911

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  • Understanding Stroke It’s A Brain Attack!
  • Be Stroke Smart
    • The 3 R’s of Stroke
    Reduce Risk for Stroke Recognize Symptoms of a Stroke Respond - Call 911 when you see someone having a stroke
    • Lack of blood flow to the brain caused by
    • a clot or rupture of a blood vessel
    • Sudden brain damage
    • Ischemic
      • Most common
      • Caused by a clot
    What is a Stroke ? Embolic Thrombotic
    • Hemorrhagic
      • Bleeding around brain
      • Bleeding into brain
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    • Stroke happens in the brain not in the heart.
    • Stroke is an emergency. Call 911 if you see someone having a stroke.
    Brain Attack! View slide
  • Famous People Who Had Strokes Charles Dickens Author of “A Christmas Carol” Kirk Douglas Actor President Ford President 1974-1977 Luther Vandross Singer Della Reese Actress Charles Schultz Creator of Charlie Brown Dick Clark Host of Rockin’ New Years Eve Ted Williams Boston Red Sox Baseball player
    • Third leading cause of death in the United States
    • 750,000 Americans have
    • strokes each year
    • 160,000 people die from stroke each year
    • 6,000,000 stroke survivors
    Stroke Facts in America
    • Stroke is preventable
    • Stroke can disable adults
    • Every 45 seconds, someone has a stroke
    Stroke Facts in America
  • Stroke Symptoms If you see someone having any of these symptoms call 911 ! Every minute counts! Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden severe headache with no known cause
  • The Perceptions of Stroke
    • Stroke is not preventable
    • Stroke cannot be treated
    • Stroke only strikes the elderly
    • Stroke happens in the heart
    • Stroke recovery ends after 6 months
    • Many strokes are preventable
    • Stroke can be treated
    • Anyone can have a stroke
    • Stroke is a “Brain Attack”
    • Stroke recovery can last a lifetime
    MYTH REALITY
  • Many strokes are preventable! NSA developed these guidelines to help YOU and YOUR FAMILY reduce YOUR risk for stroke...
    • 1. Tell your mom, dad, aunts, uncles and grandparents to know their blood pressure. They should have it checked at least once a year. If their blood pressure is high, ask them to work with their doctor to control it.
    • 2. Find out if you or a family member has atrial fibrillation, when your heart feels like it is racing.
    • 3. If you have a family member that smokes, ask him or her to stop.
    National Stroke Association’s Stroke Prevention Guidelines
    • 4. If you have a family member that has high cholesterol, ask him or her to work with their doctor to control it.
    • 6. If you or a family member are diabetic, ask your family member to follow the doctor’s recommendations carefully to control their diabetes.
    National Stroke Association’s Stroke Prevention Guidelines (continued)
    • 7. Include exercise, like football and cheerleading, in the activities you enjoy in your daily routine.
    • 8. Enjoy a lower sodium (salt), lower fat diet.
    • 9. If you experience any stroke symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. Call 911!
    National Stroke Association’s Stroke Prevention Guidelines (continued)
  • Reduce the Impact of Stroke
    • Stroke is a Brain Attack!
      • Preventable and treatable
    • 3 R’s of Stroke
      • Reduce Risk
      • Recognize Stroke Symptoms
      • Respond immediately by calling 911
    • Reducing the Incidence and Impact of Stroke
    • Teaching People About Stroke
    • Teaching Doctors and Nurses About Stroke
    • Advancing Stroke Research
    • Teaching Stroke Survivors and the people that take care of them about Stroke
    National Stroke Association Reducing, Teaching and Advancing Stroke Care
    • Now go to www.stroke.org to find more fun games, contests, and ways to learn about stroke with National Stroke Association