World Stroke Day is October 29

Join millions around the world in spreading the word about secondary stroke prevention and treatment. One day together can help fight stroke 365 days a year.

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Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain cells die.

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If you’d like to contact your member of Congress about stroke, visit our You're the Cure Action Center! 

The FAST Act (Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine will help increase access to telestroke no matter where Medicare patients live.  With 11.2 million Americans expected to suffer the burden of a stroke by 2035 and costs exceeding $143 billion, we need to increase access to this vital care to more Americans.

The Senate has already passed the FAST Act. Now it's time for the House to do the same – ask your lawmaker to cosponsor this bill today!

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