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Related Web Site: American Stroke Association

American Stroke Association: This division of the American Heart Association offers support, information, and more.

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Keys to Recognizing a Stroke

Strokes can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of sex or age. Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke, and 130,000 die from one. Of those who survive, more than two-thirds will have some disability. Recognizing stroke symptoms is key to preventing a needless death. “Many patients who have a stroke develop droopiness on one side of the face. And they get weakness in the arm, so in many cases their arm falls to the side and they can’t lift it. If you ask them to smile, it’s...

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Related Web Site: Centers for Disease Control

Centers for Disease Control: The CDC offers facts and statistics on stroke.

Related Web Site: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division of the National Institutes of Health, offers information about research on stroke.

Related Web Site: National Stroke Association

National Stroke Association:

The National Stroke Association devotes all its resources to stroke. Supported by major pharmaceutical and medical device makers, it offers information and support to patients, caregivers, and medical professionals.

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Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum, MD on January 27, 2015
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