FORWARD THE FACTS IN THE FIGHT FOR STROKE PREVENTION

For some, the word “stroke” is scary, simply because they fear the unknown. Whether that’s you, or you know someone like that, arm yourself with these facts about stroke, and forward them to the people you care about.

STROKE PREVENTION STARTS WITH KNOWING THE FACTS

In the U.S. someone has some kind of stroke every 40 seconds. That’s about 795,000 strokes each year, and many of those happen to people who’ve already had one. Sadly, many people don’t realize that strokes are largely preventable and treatable, and many others might not even know what a stroke is.

Getting and sharing the facts on stroke can be a great way to help bring the power of stroke prevention to the people you care about.

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MANAGING RISK:

WHY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH

If you take prescription medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, they may not be enough to protect your heart. Talk to your doctor about whether these medications are enough for you and whether adding an aspirin regimen can help further reduce the risk of another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke.

LEARN HOW ASPIRIN COULD HELP

Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regime. 

STROKE SURVIVORS HAVE A LOT TO LIVE FORWARD TO

Get inspired by what motivates these stroke survivors.

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PENNY S.

“It’s like you’re there, but it’s like you’re in an [out of] body experience.”

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ANNA B.

“I didn’t think I was having a stroke. I knew everyone was acting really urgent. It was scary for me!”

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TOM K.

“I had very good handwriting … and now it’s terrible, but that’s a small price to pay in this life and death situation.”

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JOYCE A.

“I’m celebrating my 52nd birthday in two weeks, and … I’m thankful to be alive.”

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TONI G.

“Education is key for me. I feel so good that I’m able to help people.”

SEE TONI’S STORY >

Aspirin regimen products for recurrent stroke prevention

Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.

1This tool is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide a medical diagnosis, medical advice, or medical treatment. Contact your healthcare provider after using the tool to discuss your heart health or if you have any health concerns.

2Estimated risk of a cardiovascular event, specifically, the risk of a heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) or stroke in the next five years.