Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. One American dies from a stroke, on average, every 4 minutes. [stroke facts]
- What is Stroke?
- Types of Stroke
- Other Names for a Stroke
- What Causes a Stroke?
- Who Is at Risk for a Stroke?
- What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke?
- How Is a Stroke Diagnosed?
- How Is a Stroke Treated?
- How Can a Stroke Be Prevented?
- Life After a Stroke
Consulting Neurologist: Dr. Matthew J. Ashley (bio)
Patient Case Study: The Headache That Was a Stroke
Community Stroke Support Group: Information Flyer (PDF)
The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has put together a set of educational materials. One set is geared to be given to patients and another set is geared for the professional.
- American Stroke Association
- Brain Attack Coalition
- National Stroke Association
- American Heart Association
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
- NINDS: Know Stroke: Know the Signs, Act in Time