Stroke Education

Be informed!


Education: Be informed!

Whether stroke or TIA has just occurred or whether persons have been living with stroke or TIA for a period of time, questions may come up. In this section we provide Frequently Asked Questions, simple definitions of stroke, stroke risk factors, and signs of stroke.

What is a stroke?
Am I at risk?
What are the signs?
Frequently Asked Questions


In addition to local resources in Southern Arizona there are a number of regional or national resources. Some of these organizations on this page for your convenience.

American Stroke Association

Created in 1997, the American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke — America’s No. 4 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. ASA funds scientific research, helps people better understand and avoid stroke, encourages government support, guides healthcare professionals and provides information to enhance the quality of life for survivors.

Million Hearts

Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.

National Stroke Association

National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.


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