Be Stroke Smart The 3 R’s of Stroke Reduce Risk for StrokeRecognize Symptoms of a Stroke Respond - Call 911 when you see someone having a stroke
What is 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 Embolic Thrombotic •Hemorrhagic –Bleeding around brain –Bleeding into brain
Brain Attack! • Stroke happens in the brain not in the heart. • Stroke is an emergency. Call 911 if you see someone having a stroke.
Famous People Who Had StrokesCharles Dickens Della Reese Author of “A Christmas Carol” Actress Kirk Douglas Charles Schultz Actor Creator of Charlie Brown President Ford Dick Clark President 1974-1977 Host of Rockin’ New Years EveLuther Vandross Ted Williams Boston Red Sox Baseball player Singer
Stroke Facts in America• 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 Symptoms Sudden numbness or Sudden confusion,weakness of face, arm or leg, trouble speaking orespecially on one side of the understanding body Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden trouble seeing in one or Sudden severe both eyes headache with no known cause If you see someone having any of these symptoms call 911! Every minute counts!
The Perceptions of Stroke MYTH REALITY • Stroke is not • Many strokes are preventable preventable • Stroke cannot be • Stroke can be treated treated • Stroke only strikes the • Anyone can have a stroke elderly • Stroke happens in the • Stroke is a “Brain Attack” heart • Stroke recovery ends • Stroke recovery can after 6 months last a lifetime
Many strokes are preventable!NSA developed these guidelines to help YOU and YOUR FAMILY reduce YOUR risk for stroke...
National Stroke Association’sStroke Prevention Guidelines1. 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’sStroke Prevention Guidelines (continued)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’sStroke 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!
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
National Stroke Association Reducing, Teaching and Advancing Stroke Care • 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
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