What is the major risk factor for stroke?
High blood pressure (or hypertension) is the highest risk factor for stroke.
Family history of strokes
True or False: 90% of strokes occur when the person is over 65 years old
A third of stroke cases happen to people below the age of 65. That said, the risk does increase with age.
True or False: Women have more strokes than men.
Experts believe this is due to women's longer life span
According to information by WHO from 2019, stroke is still the number ________ killer in the world.
Over 6 million deaths were by stroke, putting it at number 2 (number 5 in USA) after heart disease (9 million)
What is the most common treatment for stroke?
Stroke and _________ can occur together, or in very close proximity to each other.
Patients with new onset arrhythmias of the heart (abnormal heartbeat), especially atrial fibrillation, are at higher risk for having a stroke
Which of these is a symptom of a stroke?
Sudden weakness in an arm or leg
Sudden severe headache with no cause
Which of these is NOT a sign of a stroke?
Sudden blurred or fuzzy vision
Sudden crushing chest pain
Sudden dizziness or loss of balance
True or False: Once a stroke is over, getting to the hospital won't change much
Getting to the hospital quickly can make a huge difference in the long-term consequences of the stroke
About 1 in _______ strokes happen to people who have already had a previous stroke
People who have suffered a stroke recently often display...
Excessive daytime sleepiness