A stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for Americans. However, 75% of stroke victims are over the age of 65. This is a very serious issue that is not to be taken lightly. Sometimes, the warning signs of stroke may last only a few moments and then disappear. These brief episodes, known as Transient Ischemic Attacks or TIAs, are sometimes called “mini-strokes.”
To help protect yourself and your loved ones, learn what steps you can take to prevent a stroke and how to spot a stroke if one occurs.
Follow up with your PCP to get any information how to avoid or lower your risk of a stroke.