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Recognize the Signs of Stroke…

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Recognize the Signs of Stroke and Save a Life

A stroke is an interruption in the blood supply to any part of the brain (PubMed Health, 2011). There are two major types of stroke. The ischemic stroke is caused by clogged arteries. It happens when a blood vessel, supplying blood to the brain, is blocked by a clot. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood vessel in the brain becomes weak, bursts open causing blood to leak in the brain (PubMed Health, 2011).  Here are a few interesting statistics published this year by the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS). From 1989 to 2009, 7 million Americans have had a stroke. The direct medical cost for stroke related hospitalization was $18.8 billion in 2008. In 2009 and 2010 stroke was the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. The rate of hospitalization for stroke increased from 32.4 to 34.9 per…

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One comment on “Recognize the Signs of Stroke…

  1. wartica
    October 3, 2012

    Thanks for sharing the warning signs because as we keep seeing, and reading about, people getting strokes at any age!

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