• 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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Curtis Media Group Radio Spot Promoting Stroke Awareness

Many Thanks to Curtis Media for Helping NCSA Spread the Word on Stroke Across NC! Click the link below to download and listen to the radio spot: Radio Spot (MP3 File)

Curtis Media Group
 

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.