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Stroke 101: What You Need to Know to Be Stroke-Aware [INFOGRAPHIC]

Last updated 2 years ago

Did you know that stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States? In fact, someone in the country dies from a stroke approximately every four minutes. Though about 75% of strokes occur in people over the age of 65, stroke can happen to anyone of any age. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of the symptoms of a stroke so that you can tell when someone you care about needs to go to an emergency room in Englewood. In this infographic from Englewood Community Hospital, you’ll learn simple ways to determine if someone might be having a stroke. Because brain cells die every minute during a stroke, it’s essential to call 9-1-1 for emergency care if you see any of the signs, including a drooping face or slurred speech. Please share this infographic with your friends and family, and be stroke-aware because you care. 

 

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