November 27, 2013
Know the Signs of Stroke and Call 911 Immediately
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 800,000 people nationwide lose their lives each year to cardiovascular disease, many of whom might have been saved if they had called for emergency help.
After analyzing the records of more than 200,00 stroke victims, researchers from the UCLA Stroke Center found that 36.3 percent did not make it to the hospital by ambulance. Minority groups and the poor were even less likely to dial 911.