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Stroke Facts « Stroke Awareness Foundation

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jason mcalister's comment, March 18, 2013 12:53 PM
Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States.
Every year, about 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. About 185,000 people who survive a stroke go on to have another.
jason mcalister's comment, March 18, 2013 12:53 PM
"Recurrent stroke is frequent; about 25 percent of people who recover from their first stroke will have another stroke within 5 years.
Someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds.
Every four minutes someone dies of stroke.
About 40 percent of stroke deaths occur in males, and 60 percent in females."
jason mcalister's comment, March 18, 2013 12:54 PM
"Ischemic strokes, which occur when blood clots block the blood vessels to the brain, are the most common type of stroke, representing about 87% of all strokes.
Up to 70% of strokes seen in the hospital are ischemic, while the remaining 30% are a mixture of transient ischemic attacks and hemorrhagic strokes.
In 2010, stroke related medical costs and disability will cost Americans an estimated $73.7 billion.
80% of strokes are preventable."
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Communication Facts: Special Populations: Stroke

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jason mcalister's comment, March 15, 2013 8:19 AM
Being the leading killer in the united states, strokes are the cause of serious long term defects. within 5 years
jason mcalister's comment, March 15, 2013 10:16 AM
Projected health care costs due to stroke vary from $40.9 million to $51 million annually. These estimates include nursing home costs and lost productivity (3, 4).
There are few studies that analyze stroke in women, taking into account the vascular risk factors, cause of stroke, clinical picture, and outcome. According to one study, sex determines some clear differences in patients suffering a first-ever stroke (5).
Stroke is a major cause of death and disability among African Americans (6, 7). Yet research on stroke knowledge and barriers to stroke prevention among African Americans is limited (6).
Despite recent advances in treatment for stroke, there has been limited improvement in the public's knowledge of stroke signs and symptoms, initiation of stroke-risk-reduction behaviors, and the importance of early treatment-seeking actions (3).
jason mcalister's comment, March 15, 2013 10:21 AM
a common thing to occur after a stroke are talking with other people. Depending on how well the person talked or communicated with other before the stroke occurred plays a big role in determining the severity of the communication skills.
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CDC - DHDSP - Stroke Facts

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jason mcalister's comment, March 14, 2013 8:07 AM
Race and Ethnicity- race can affect people when it comes down to having a stroke. although strokes are the leading killer of all U.S people, but being african american almost doubles your chance of having a stroke than whites. "American Indians/Alaska Natives and African Americans are more likely to have had a stroke than are other groups."
jason mcalister's comment, March 14, 2013 8:08 AM
"Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 in every 18 deaths.1
On average, one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes.2
Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. One in four are recurrent strokes.2
Ischemic strokes happen when blood clots block the blood vessels to the brain. About 87% of all strokes are ischemic.2
Stroke costs the United States an estimated $54 billion each year.3 This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and missed days of work.
Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.2"
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How is the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Used for The Evaluation of Stroke?

How is the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Used for The Evaluation of Stroke? | aspect 3 stroke details | Scoop.it
When someone suffers a stroke, physicians must be able to quantify the degree of impairment left behind by the stroke. This needs to be done in a speedy fashion, before a powerful but risky treatment known as tPA can be given.
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jason mcalister's comment, March 15, 2013 10:33 AM
the nih stroke scale is basically a way to determine how sever the stroke is by using a numbered scale from 0-42
0= no stroke
1-4= minor stroke
5-15= moderate stroke
15-20= moderate/severe stroke
21-42= severe stroke
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African Caribbean people ‘twice as likely’ to have a stroke | The Voice Online

African Caribbean people ‘twice as likely’ to have a stroke | The Voice Online | aspect 3 stroke details | Scoop.it
African Caribbean people 'twice as likely' to have a stroke http://t.co/PJK8mQ4s25 more info @TheStrokeAssoc
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jason mcalister's comment, March 15, 2013 8:02 AM
caribbean and african people need to be more aware of stroke symptoms because they are much more at risk of getting one over any other race. the FAST program wants to help people recognize the early stages of a stroke so they can get treatment. The early stages begin in the face. it can be hard to know for sure when stroke symptoms begin which is why the FAST program wants to help.
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 21, 2013 7:53 PM
You have lots of quoted material. You should primarily paraphrase your info!
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