In 1998, the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation began on stroke prevention and recovery initiatives. Through monthly community stroke screenings, many men and women at high risk of stroke have received life-saving interventions. Stroke victims and their families have been equipped with resources and knowledge to cope with this devastating disease.
Time saves lives, Stroke is a medical emergency
More than 700,000 Americans will suffer a Stroke or “brain attack” – this year. Of this number 200,000 will be recurrent strokes. Stroke prevention is still the best medicine. Learn the risk factors and always “Know your Numbers”.
What is a Stroke?
A Stroke occurs when blood flow to the area of the brain is interrupted. An ischemic Stroke is caused by either a clot or a blocked artery. A Hemorrhagic Stroke is caused by a ruptured artery and blood leaks into the brain.
When blood flow is interrupted to an area in the brain, the brain cells of that area die.