Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. The good news is, we can inspire hope for stroke care because stroke is preventable, and it is treatable.
Be prepared by learning the signs of stroke and understanding the importance of calling 9-1-1 right away if you think someone may be having a stroke. Getting the fastest treatment possible is important to prevent death and disability from a stroke.
Check out some of our resources below to learn more.
What is stroke?
Get the facts on stroke with this helpful tipsheet. Download >>
Myths vs. Facts
Download and share this infographic with common misconceptions about stroke. Download >>
Signs of stroke
BE FAST to recognize the signs of stroke and respond. Download >>
Blood pressure & stroke
Learn about controlling high blood pressure for stroke prevention. Visit >>
Reduce your risk
Interactive stroke quiz
Take this short interactive quiz to learn about your risk factors. Take the quiz >>
Some risk factors you control - others you can't. Learn more about risk factors. Download >>
Reduce your risk
Take steps to reduce your stroke risk. Download >>
Stroke can happen at any age
Stroke can happen to young adults too. Read this young stroke survivor’s story. Read >>
Caregivers & survivors
Healthy lifestyle after stroke
Explore resources to live a healthy life after a stroke. Visit >>
Stroke survivor support group
Connect with other stroke survivors and caregivers in the area. More info >>
Resources from the American Stroke Association. More info >>
Stroke help line
For survivors, caregivers, family members and those who have experienced stroke in their lives. More info >>