#StrokeFactFriday 5 DYK’s (Did You Know) about Stroke?


Did you know there are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S.
Fact provided by Nancy Escalada, Administrator at The Brentwood


Did you know that Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States?
Fact provided by Nancy Escalada, Administrator at The Brentwood


Did you know Temporary stroke symptoms are called Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA)? They are warning signs prior to actual stroke and need to be taken seriously.
Fact provided by Chad Hynes, DNS


Did you know High Blood Pressure is the leading cause of stroke and the most significant controllable risk factor for stroke. Many scientists attribute our current decline in stroke-related deaths to the successful treatment of high blood pressure.
Fact Provided by Leah Kirkpatrick, Director of Admissions


Did you know recent studies confirm that cigarette smoking is another crucial risk factor for stroke. The nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke damage the cardiovascular system and pave the way for a stroke to occur. Additionally, the use of birth control pills combined with cigarette smoking can greatly increase the risk of stroke.
Fact Provided by: Matt Rollins, Care Navigator