According to the American Stroke Association, from the moment a stroke occurs, millions of brain cells die each minute, increasing the risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death. Click here to learn about stroke warning signs.
So, if you or someone with you has one or more of these stroke signs, do not delay! Immediately call 9-1-1.
Also, check the time so you will know when the first symptoms appeared. If it is a stroke, it is very important to take immediate medical action. A clot-busting drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke, if given within in three hours of the start of a stroke.
Did you know that Futura Health Screening donates $1.00 to the American Stroke Association for each screening?
As a shared passion, this donation is used to assist the American Stroke Association’s efforts on educating the public about stroke risk factors, risk factor modification, and the warning signs of stroke.
Futura is dedicated to reducing stroke and its debilitating outcomes through early detection of carotid artery disease, the leading cause of stroke. It is estimated that 80% of strokes can be prevented though early detection, education, medical treatment and risk factor modification.
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