This World Stroke Day, Know Your Risk


Any woman at any age can suffer a stroke. Watch as local women describe the factors that place females at increased risk.
Statistics show: One in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. However, a far less reported statistic — but more ominous: one in 5 women will have a stroke in her life.
A woman’s risk of stroke is generally overlooked. This needs to change.
More than half of the 795,000 strokes reported in the U.S. annually occur among women. Fifteen percent of those are fatal, and of those who die, 60 percent are women. Even quality of life for women post-stroke is lower than that of men.
Any woman at any age can suffer a stroke. Know the factors that place females at increased risk. 

October 29 is World Stroke Day

Established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006, World Stroke Day is observed worldwide on October 29 to emphasize the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

Stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable — it is actually the No. 1 cause of preventable disability worldwide. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

Help us spread awareness today! It’s easier than you think to recognize a stroke F.A.S.T.


Recognizing a stroke early and receiving treatment quickly greatly improves recovery for stroke patients. It is important to know and understand how to recognize a stroke – it could save a life.

To learn more about signs and symptoms of a stroke — and how our experts help care for those who’ve suffered from one — visit Renown’s Institute for Neurosciences.