STROKE MYTHS & FACTS
Myths
  • Stroke is not preventable
  • Stroke cannot be treated
  • Stroke only strikes the elderly
  • Stroke happens to the heart
  • Stroke recovery only happens for a few months following a stroke
  • Every hospital has the equipment, experience and staff to treat a stroke
Facts
  • Strokes happen to the brain, not the heart
  • Many strokes are not associated with any pain or headache
  • People in every age group are at risk for stroke
  • Strokes can be prevented and reversed
  • Stroke recover with therapy can be an ongoing process for up to 2 years