If a stroke is recognized and treatment begins within 60 minutes of onset, disability from the stroke is largely preventable. It is important for everyone to know the signs of a stroke and to act fast to help reduce the permanent damage from a stroke.
First, let’s understand what a stroke is and why it can result in disability. Often referred to as a “brain attack”, a stroke is a sudden interruption of blood to the brain. When blood is cut off from the brain, brain cells immediately impacted by the lack of blood will begin to die when the oxygen and nutrients from the blood they... Read More »