Shop on Amazon Smile and proceeds will benefit Riverside HealthCare Foundation
Home » Services » Neurosciences Institute » Stroke Center » What is a Stroke?
Meet the faces of Riverside
Meet the faces of Riverside Medical Center

What is a Stroke?

In the U.S., stroke is the third leading cause of death, killing 160,000 people each year, and the leading cause of adult disability. It can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, sex or age.

Approximately 780,000 strokes will occur this year; however 500,000 of those strokes can be prevented.

Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke, increasing risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death.

Types of Stroke:

Recognizing symptoms and acting fast to get medical attention can save a life and limit disabilities.

Source: National Stroke Association

Riverside Stroke Center
350 North Wall Street
Kankakee, IL 60901