Each minute that ticks by after a stroke brings death to more brain tissue. The only approved treatment must be administered within three hours of the first symptoms. Know the signs. A call for help could save a life.
Every 60 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a brain attack, more commonly referred to as a stroke. Men have a slightly higher risk of stroke, but women have a greater chance of dying from one. The toll is greatest among African Americans though. Their chances of suffering from a stroke are double that of whites.