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Stroke Videos

Dr. Michael Frankel’s Story: Understanding the Components of Better Care for Stroke Patients

Published April 26, 2016

As the lead neurologist for the Coverdell Stroke Program in Georgia, Dr. Michael Frankel engages hospitals to participate in Georgia’s stroke registry. Participating hospitals better connect the continuum of care so that physicians have more information to make the right decisions every time. The data show that stroke death rates are lower in the communities served by hospitals that embrace practices supported by Coverdell.

Dr. Frankel’s Coverdell Story: Improving Stroke Care in Georgia

Published October 27, 2015

As the lead neurologist for the Coverdell Stroke Program in Georgia, Dr. Michael Frankel engages hospitals to participate in Georgia’s stroke registry. Participating hospitals better connect the continuum of care so that physicians have more information to make the right decisions every time. The data show that stroke death rates are lower in the communities served by hospitals that embrace practices supported by Coverdell.

Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

Published October 26, 2015

When someone is having a stroke, every minute counts. Just as putting out a fire quickly can stop it from spreading, treating a stroke quickly can reduce damage to the brain. If you learn how to recognize the telltale signs of a stroke, you can act quickly and save a life—maybe even your own.

Coverdell Stroke Program: Ensuring That All Americans Receive the Highest-Quality Care

Published October 27, 2015

The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tracks and measures acute stroke care in order to improve the quality of care, from first contact with emergency medical services to the hospital and after the patient returns home from the hospital. The program works to improve stroke care nationwide and reduce stroke complications and deaths, particularly among those with the highest burden.

Prince Quire’s Stroke Story

Published October 27, 2015

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. One of those people was Prince Quire, who is African American. At only 39 years old, he was younger than the typical stroke patient, but EMTs know that a stroke can happen at any age. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for all Americans, including African Americans, but African Americans are twice as likely to have a stroke as whites are.

Tips From Former Smokers: Blanche’s Story

Published April 17, 2015

Blanche is a CDC employee who smoked cigarettes for more than 25 years and quit after suffering a stroke.

Visit CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers web site for more information.

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