Stroke is a medical emergency. Know the signs and act fast.
- People can have a stroke while they are asleep, and wake up with stroke symptoms. This is also a medical emergency that requires immediate action.
- Stroke doesn’t just happen in the elderly; in fact, up to 10 percent of strokes happen in people aged 18 to 54. Infants and children can experience stroke too.
- The sooner a stroke patient gets to the hospital, the better his or her chance of receiving treatment that could help reverse or minimize the effects of the stroke.
- There is hope. Stroke can be prevented and treated.