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Young Bright Minds Need Early Stroke Education

A Stroke Journal Report from the American Heart Association released today revealed nearly one in three young adults in the US still does not know common stroke symptoms.


Stroke Symptoms

By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

“While the medical community has made significant improvements to reduce the severity and complications of strokes with early interventions, these efforts are of limited value if patients do not recognize stroke symptoms"

-study author Khurram Nasir, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., chief of the division of cardiovascular prevention and wellness at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center in Houston, Texas.

Time is critical for treating stroke. The earlier people recognize symptoms, the better their chances are to reduce long-term disability from stroke.

It is important, especially now during the pandemic where many more families are together working and schooling from home that young bright minds know how to recognize stroke warning signs.


"Early stroke education has been a priority for me personally for as long as I’ve been advocating for more resources for stroke. Over the years since my own stroke, I’ve spoken to schools leaders, classrooms and sports teams about recognizing the stroke warning signs and acting FAST!"

-David Dansereau, Cofounder EnableUs


To this point, I was pleased recently to find a new resource available through the American Stroke Association called the Stroke Hero Toolkit. I'm sharing this resource today. This is a simple guide for educators, mentors, advocates, youth leaders, and parents to educate about stroke.


Teach Kids About Their Superpower!

Get Your Stroke Hero Toolkit





References:

https://newsroom.heart.org/news/nearly-one-in-three-young-adults-in-the-u-s-does-not-know-common-stroke-symptoms?preview=3fe4


https://www.stroke.org/-/media/stroke-files/about-stroke/stroke-in-children/stroke-heroes-toolkit--final--digital.pdf?la=en


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