20 Arkansans Suffer From Stroke Each Day

Little Rock, Ark. – In 2016, Arkansas had the fourth highest acute stroke death rate in the United States. About 20 people suffer from stroke each day in the state.

Approximately 80 million people living around the world today have had a stroke, and someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States. In recognition of World Stroke Day (Oct. 29), the Arkansas Department of Health urges those who care for others to learn the stroke warning signs, since bystanders often need to act fast in an emergency.    MORE

 

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