Strokes are the world’s second-leading cause of death 5th in The United States.
Experts estimate someone is having a stroke every 2 seconds and 1 in 6 will have a stroke in their lifetime.
Strokes are often a devastating, however they are a largely treatable disease.
Recognizing a stroke right away and calling 9-1-1 is imperative to saving lives, but many people do not know the warning signs of stroke and may miss the narrow treatment window.
News 11’s Max Tarlton will have a full report tonight on KYMA’s Early Edition at 5 p.m.
The American Heart Association and The American Stroke Association are also asking people to share a song promoting awareness. Tha Hip Hop Doc, Rani Whitfield, M.D., and Artist Dee-1’s “F.A.S.T. Song” to help people to remember the most common stroke warning signs.
For more information about strokes visit stoke.org.