Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Those who survive a stroke are subject to more serious long-term disabilities than with any other disease. In all, stroke affects about 700,000 Americans each year.
It can happen at any age, though nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65. The risk of having a stroke more than doubles with each decade after age 55.If you suspect you or someone you know is having a stroke, go to the St.Vincent Hospital Emergency Room nearest you right away.
St.Vincent was the first Indianapolis hospital accredited as an Advance Primary Stroke Center, and we offer our patients an unparalleled stroke program that includes: