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?

 

Stroke facts

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 >>

 

Risk factors

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 >>

 

Caregiver resources

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 >>