Do you know what health condition affects 1 out of every 6 people in the world?
One in Six: Act Now! -is the theme of the 2011 World Stroke Day. The theme was chosen to highlight the fact that one out of every six people worldwide has a stroke.
Join Dr. Ed Jauch, MUSC’s Interim Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Council in sharing this message on October 29, 2011, World Stroke Day.
Kowing the signs of a stroke and calling 9-1-1 can make all the difference. Mr. James Wooten of Hampton Country, a recent MUSC stroke patient, who benefitted from someone calling 9-1-1 shares his story below. Mr. Wooten believes a great response by the local EMS and the excellent capabilities of MUSC’s MEDUCARE and Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center team saved his life.
Only 17.9% of all South Carolinian’s and only 10% of African-American South Carolinians recognize all correct stroke warning signs and would reportedly call 9-1-1 if someone were having a stroke.*
Take the Stoke Quiz on MUSChealth.com and make sure you know the signs of a stroke and what to do.
*Statistics are from the Stroke Systems of Care Study Committee Report submitted to the Governor and General Assembly of South Carolina – November 30, 2010.