National Stroke Association supports Altru Health System in their effort to educate the community and further our mission to improve health through reducing the incidence and impact of stroke.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. It is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability. A stroke strikes FAST and you should too. Responding quickly can save lives.
Stroke is an emergency! It’s important to learn stroke warning signs and how to respond to them.
Symptoms of Stroke
Fewer than one in five people in the U.S. can recognize a symptom of a stroke. If someone around you is experiencing the following, please remember to act FAST and call 9-1-1.
Aphasia After Stroke
One in four stroke survivors experience some form of language impairment after a stroke. This impairment is called aphasia, a communication disorder that damages a person's ability to use and comprehend language.
One in four stroke survivors experience some form of language impairment after a stroke. This impairment is called aphasia, a communication disorder that damages a person's ability to use and comprehend language. Because stroke survivors with aphasia have difficulty speaking and understanding language, they are often mistaken for having impaired cognitive functions. However, aphasia does not affect intelligence.
Learn about aphasia’s symptoms, treatment and management.
Improving Health, Enriching Life
Altru's stroke program supports the System's mission by providing the communities we serve with rapid diagnosis and FAST stroke treatment. Our compassionate team collaborates to ensure optimal health and quality of life for stroke survivors and care givers.