Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Stroke is also a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. About 700,000 new strokes are reported in the U.S. each year. The good news is that treatments are available that can greatly reduce the damage caused by a stroke. However, you need to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and get to a hospital quickly. Getting Started

General Information: An overview of the condition, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and medications

Self-Management: Understand and track the condition through use of various health tools

Caregiver Information: Caregiver resources and when to get additional help

Seeking Advanced Information: A wide range of information, research and clinical trials

Reviewed/Updated Date: April 10, 2007

Clinical Advisory Board Sponsor: Dr. James F. Burris

Clinical Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Steven H. Graham, Dr. Patel, Dr. Melanie Sberna, Dr. Marianne Shaughnessey

Patient Education Subject Matter Experts: Debbie Capone-Swearer, Marsha White

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