(BPRW) Spot Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke F.A.S.T.
(Black PR Wire) In the United States, the fatality (death) rate associated with having a stroke has decreased over the past few decades. Effective treatments can help prevent stroke-related disability. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. A stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the United States. A stroke is a medical condition that results from a lack of proper blood flow to part of the brain. When the blood supply is interrupted, so too is the delivery of essential oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Brain cells have a high demand for oxygen and cannot live long without an adequate supply; they die without minutes.
Stroke and Black Americans
Stroke rates are higher in Black Americans than in any other racial group. It is more likely for blacks with diabetes to suffer an ischemic stroke–which is