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For more information about stroke and Carolinas HealthCare System's neurological department, please visit our website.
According to the National Stroke Association, an estimated 795,000 strokes will occur this year. How much do you know about strokes? To minimize the harm and damage from a stroke, it's important to understand the facts. And remember, all strokes require urgent medical attention.
Symptoms of stroke vary depending on where in the brain the stroke happens and how much of the brain is affected. Each type has common, often controllable, risk factors that can increase your chances of suffering a stroke. There are certain steps you can take to help lower your chance of having a stroke.