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Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death, a leading cause of severe long-term disability for Americans, and disproportionately affects African Americans.

·  African Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever strokes compared to whites.
·  African Americans have higher death rates for stroke compared to whites.

  • The prevalence of high blood pressure in African Americans in the United States is the highest in the world.

When it comes to a stroke, time lost is brain lost.  The faster you get to the hospital, the better your chances are of survival and recovery. It’s important to recognize the warning signs and call 9-1-1 F.A.S.T.!

To find out more about the warning signs, visit

To learn more about the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Power To End Stroke campaign, and how to lead a healthier life, visit

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