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Stroke

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Patients who arrive at the emergency room within 3 hours of their first symptoms tend to have less disability claims following a stroke.

Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke.* A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. If it stops for more than a few seconds, the brain doesn’t get the blood and oxygen it needs.

Knowing the risk factors and signs of a stroke are important. So is getting help immediately. Here’s what you need to know.

Source:  The ATLANTIS, ECASS, and NINDS rt-PA Study Group Investigators. Association of outcome with early stroke treatment: pooled analysis of ATLANTIS, ECASS, and NINDS rt-PA stroke trials. Lancet. 2004;363:768–74.

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