Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, taking nearly 130,000 American lives each year. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are major risk factors for stroke. About half of Americans have at least one of these three risk factors.
About 70% of Americans feel that they are unable to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to perform CPR or they are afraid of harming the victim. National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7 and focuses on how lives can be saved if more Americans know how to perform CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
CLINCON, Florida’s Premiere EMS Conference is taking place July 8th to July 11th, 2015. For more than 40 years CLINCON has provided the highest quality education to EMS professionals by integrating prehospital care research and cutting edge clinical practice.
The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American Society of Hypertension have joined together and issued a statement on treating those with high blood pressure (hypertension) who have also been diagnosed with a form of heart disease, such as stroke or heart attack.
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. One out of every six people will suffer from a stroke in their lifetime, and stroke is the 5th cause of death in the United States. American Stroke Month is an annual opportunity that takes place in May, that brings people together to create awareness, rally, and show support because only united, we can end stroke.
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