Newswise — TOLEDO, Ohio, May 12, 2014. ProMedica invites you to “Strike Out Stroke” with the Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth/Third Field on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the signs and symptoms of stroke and how it can be prevented. There will be free blood pressure screenings and stroke risk assessments.
According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America killing more than 133,000 people each year and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. Eighty percent of strokes are preventable with the appropriate health screenings and changes to diet and lifestyle.
It is importance to know the signs of stroke and to seek treatment right away.
Use FAST to remember the warning signs of stroke:
Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of disability. Eighty percent of strokes are preventable with the appropriate health screenings and changes to diet and lifestyle. For more stroke information, please visit www.stroke.org
Learn more about ProMedica’s neurology services, including the ProMedica Stroke Network.
Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 15,000 employees and nearly 1,900 physicians with more than 600 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 12 hospitals and more than 300 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.