Free Stroke Screenings in May
Are You at Risk for Stroke?
Did you know that one American dies from a stroke every four minutes? The third leading cause of death and disability, stroke or brain attack, is a serious and growing problem in this country. But if you know your risk factors and take action, it can be prevented.
Every year University Hospitals offers free stroke screenings at multiple locations across northeast Ohio. This simple noninvasive screening and risk assessment can provide you with peace of mind and help you stay healthy.
Get your free stroke screening in May. Choose the day, time and location that is most convenient for you and take this important step towards continued good health. These are drop-in events and registration is not required.
If you think someone is having a stroke, always call 9-1-1.
View our calendar of events to find a screening near you.
Did you know?
- Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year – that’s one out of every 20 deaths.
- On average, one American dies from stroke every four minutes.
- Every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke.
- About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes.
- About 185,000 strokes – nearly one of four – are in people who have had a previous stroke.
- About 87 percent of all strokes are ischemic strokes, when blood flow to the brain is blocked.
- Hemorrhagic strokes, which account for 13 percent of all strokes, occur when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures – causing bleeding in or around the brain.
- Stroke costs the U.S. an estimated $34 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications to treat stroke and missed days of work.
- Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.