Stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, leading to the death of brain cells. Women have unique risk factors for stroke that impact their overall lifetime stroke risk.
Strokes are sudden, mostly unpredictable, and dramatic in the impact they have. They not only steal from the person some or many of their normal basic functions and abilities, but dramatically impact their daily lives.
A stroke occurs when a vessel supplying blood to part of the brain is suddenly blocked, killing brain tissue. When you suspect a stroke, immediately call 911. Faster treatment means better long-term outcomes.