Stroke Education Program
Time Is Critical
Stroke, brain attack is a medical emergency, requiring the same attention as a heart attack. A stroke will kill brain cells controlling vital body functions. The longer you wait to seek medical treatment, the more brain cells die. The most common cause of stroke is a blood clot in an artery of the brain. A current treatment - the clot dissolving drug TPA - must be given within 4 1/2 hours of the onset of stroke symptoms.
Everyone can be educated about stroke. Your friends and family may rely on your best judgment to save their lives.
What is stroke?
Take the Stroke Quiz!
Real Stories, Real People
Sue Himes (Caregiver Perspective)