World Stroke Day is 29th October 2017
Stroke affects everyone – we all have a reason to prevent it.
Stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Without blood, brain cells can be damaged or die. This damage can have different effects depending on where it happens in the brain. It can affect people’s body, mobility and speech, as well as how they think and feel.
Stroke devastates lives around the world. It is preventable, and it is treatable.
6 key facts about stroke treatment
- Early recognition makes a big difference
- Around 1 in 10 more people make an excellent recovery when cared for in a specialized stroke unit
- Clot-busting drugs (tPA or thrombolysis) increase the chance of a good outcome by 30%
- Clot retrieval treatment increases the chance of a good outcome by more than 50%
- Rehabilitation is a critical step in the treatment process
- One in four survivors will have another stroke
The above text is an excerpt from the World Stroke Organization, World Stroke Campaign website. Stroke affects us all. Let’s take action, drive awareness, and push for better access to stroke treatments. To learn more, visit: http://www.worldstrokecampaign.org/
Together we can conquer stroke!