One in Six People Will Suffer a Stroke in Their Lifetime

This article by the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust indicates that one in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. That’s a staggering number. They are also working to educate the public about the signs of stroke so that effective treatment can be provided as quickly as possible. Dr. Jane Williams, a Consultant Nurse in Stroke Care and Chief of Medicine for Older People, Rehabilitation and Stroke, asks us to remember that “Time is Brain,” each minute of delay in receiving treatment means more brain cells that cannot be replaced are dying.

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