Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability, affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Successful treatment depends on getting treatment quickly, so it's important to know the signs of stroke. If you think someone might be having a stroke, call 911 to get medical help as quickly as possible.
Learn the Signs of Stroke
A stroke at any age.
Strokes affect people of all ages and walks of life, including people who appear perfectly healthy on the outside. While it's not possible to predict who will be affected, there is much you can do to reduce the chances that you or someone you love will have a stroke.
Stroke Risk Factors