Strokes are the fifth cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability in America, according to The American Heart Association. A stroke is when a blood vessel carrying nutrients and oxygen to the brain becomes blocked or ruptures, causing brain cells to die. The body functions associated with the damaged part of the brain are no longer able to function correctly.
The American Heart Association uses the acronym F.A.S.T. to detect signs of a stroke.
Vascular conditions like a stroke can be the result of genetics, an unhealthy lifestyle, or another underlying condition. The best treatment for stroke is to prevent them and treat the risks that increase your chances of having a stroke, like hypertension, hyperlipidemia or atrial fibrillation.
If you or someone you know may be experiencing early warning signs of a possible heart or vascular condition, Carolina Heart And Leg Center, P.A. is here to help. We are dedicated to serving our patients in a caring and supportive atmosphere with expert knowledge, patient education, and the highest standard of care. Contact us today at (910) 491- 1760 and put your health in good hands.
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