What is a Stroke?
Stroke is a “brain attack,” causing:
A loss of blood supply to the brain (usually from blood clots).
Brain cell damage from a lack of oxygen
Temporary or irreparable damage to muscle control, memory and other essential functions
Effects of stroke vary, ranging from minor limb weakness to permanent paralysis, speech impairment or even death. Two-thirds of survivors experience some type of disability. About 80 percent strokes are preventable. Once a stroke occurs, time is of the essence in seeking treatment.
The Impact of Stroke in The U.S.
Stroke is responsible for taking the lives of 128,932 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and the third most lethal cardiovascular disease.
Remember “F.A.S.T.” to spot stroke signs and know when to call 9-1-1.
Time to call 9-1-1
These healthy habits help prevent strokes, but also heart attacks:
- Don’t smoke.
- Be physically active.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
- Control cholesterol.
- Control blood pressure.
- Control blood sugar.
Pulse joins with the American Stroke Association, organizations and survivors across the country in supporting Stroke Awareness Month each May. With increased awareness, this life-threatening condition is preventable and treatable.
Faces of Stroke
As a leading cause of death and disability across the globe, stroke impacts people of all ages and backgrounds. Although about 800,000 new cases happen every year in the U.S., stroke is both preventable and treatable.
Be inspired by these people who have faced stroke in their own lives, families and communities (Source: Stroke.org).
How Pulse MED Helps Stroke Patients
The groundbreaking solution of Pulse Therapeutics essentially is designed to boost the speed of clot-busting treatments, giving stroke patients improved outcomes.
Pulse’s Magnetically-Enhanced Diffusion (MED) technology overcomes the obstacle of stagnant blood flow issue, enhancing the delivery of Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA), a very powerful clot-busting drug, which is the FDA-approved therapy and “gold standard” of care used in stroke treatment.