Stroke Symptoms & Updates

What’s New in Stroke Care?

2.16.21

A decade ago, stroke was the third leading cause of U.S. deaths but has now dropped down to fifth. The higher survival rates are due to advances in medical treatments and care. The right care, done the correct way, can save lives and the survivors’ quality of life. Unfortunately, despite the decreased death rate caused by stroke, the numbers are... Read More

Emotions and Stroke: Living with PBA

1.15.21

Stroke survivors can experience emotional and behavioral changes during recovery. It is because stroke impacts the brain, which controls emotions and behavior. So you or your loved one may begin experiencing confusion, irritability, sadness, carelessness, and forgetfulness. Some people also feel anger, anxiety, and depression. Others have a range of extreme and unprovoked mixed feelings resulting in bouts of excessive... Read More

Stroke and Depression: What You Need to Know

11.30.20

Nearly a third of people who experience a stroke also report feeling symptoms of depression. It is attributable to various causes, including the emotions resulting from the physical losses or the overwhelming reality of surviving a stroke and going through physical therapy to recover. Biochemical changes in the brain can also cause post-stroke depression, while brain injury can interfere with a previously... Read More

Mobile Stroke Unit Speeds Vital Response Time for Better Outcomes

9.10.18

Neuroscience/Stroke Program Director at Long Beach Memorial Angie West, shared with her fellow Stroke Support Association Board members the exciting news of the mobile stroke unit now transporting stroke patients in the Long Beach area.  Having the highly specialized Mobile Stroke ambulance allows the emergency care to be taken directly to stroke patients. This makes Long Beach one of the few cities on... Read More

AFib Awareness Month: Lifestyle Changes

9.13.16

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month when the spotlight is turned on this condition—a fluttering of the heart —that makes it 5x more likely to have a stroke. Learn about AFib’s risk factor for stroke and treatments. Lifestyle changes Even if you have AFib, it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes that will lower your risk for stroke and... Read More

AFib Awareness Month: Treatment and Risk Factors

9.13.16

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, when the spotlight is turned on this condition—a fluttering of the heart —that makes it 5x more likely to have a stroke. Learn about AFib’s risk factor for stroke and treatments below. Do you need treatment? AFib generally does not go away. However, not everyone who has AFib needs treatment (at least not right... Read More

Act F.A.S.T.

5.21.15

Show someone you care….Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke    

Would you know a stroke if you had one?

5.8.13

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke strikes FAST, and you should, too! Many people don’t know that being able to recognize and respond to stroke symptoms can save lives. A stroke or “brain attack” occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of... Read More