During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association asks all Americans to learn two things that may save a life:
1. Know if you are at risk for stroke.
2. Know the stroke warning signs and what to do in a stroke emergency.
Through the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke initiative, the association provides information and tools to help people prevent, treat and beat stroke. A free stroke risk assessment, available at StrokeAssociation.org/strokemonth, helps individuals evaluate their personal stroke risk and work with their doctor to begin a prevention plan.
Additional stroke signs include: Sudden severe headache with no known cause; sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; or sudden confusion or trouble understanding.
Together to End Stroke offers a free “Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.” mobile app for iOS and Android, including the warning signs and a searchable map to find local hospitals recognized for heart and stroke care…such as those in Coliseum Health System!
Have additional questions about recognizing a stroke and what to do in the event of a stroke? Contant Kristen Ankrom at firstname.lastname@example.org