STROKE BY THE NUMBERS:*
- Every 40 secondssomeone in the United States has a stroke.
- 49% of Americanshave at least one of the three major risk factors – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking.
- 130,000 Americans die from stroke each year.
Anyone can have a stroke. The key to decreasing your risk of stroke is managing blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels. However, you cannot monitor your risk factors if you don’t know which ones affect you.
The North Shore-LIJ Health System has 11 New York state designated stroke centers devoted to using the latest research and technology for the treatment of stroke. Call 516-562-3822 today to learn more and make an appointment.