• NC Stroke Association

    Every 20 minutes, someone is hospitalized
    with a Stroke in North Carolina.

  • Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of
    death in North Carolina.

  • 50% of African-American women
    will die of Stroke or heart disease.

  • African-Americans are twice as likely
    to die from a Stroke as Caucasians.

  • Women account for 60% of all Strokes.

  • Among African-American men,
    35% of Stroke deaths occur before age 65.

Prevent a Stroke... Know Your Risk Factors!

Up to 80 percent of Strokes are preventable by treating medical disorders and changing unhealthy lifestyles.

These Stroke risk factors include:

  • high blood pressure
  • atrial fibrillation
  • high cholesterol
  • diabetes
  • cigarette smoking
  • heavy alcohol consumption
  • carotid artery disease
  • excess weight
  • sedentary lifestyle
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If you or a loved one are experiencing Stroke symptoms, call 911 and get to the hospital IMMEDIATELY! Treatments are available that may dramatically reduce a Stroke’s devastating effects—but they must be provided within a few hours of the onset of a Stroke.