Stroke is the number five killer in the United States. Someone, in the U.S., has a stroke every 40 seconds, according to the American Heart Association.
Well-known actor Luke Perry died at the young age of 52, but really, stroke can strike at any age.
Officials say the time it takes you to get help plays a role in survival.
Remember the word F.A.S.T.E.R.
F stands for face.
Drooping face is a sign of a stroke.
A is for arm.
If you put up their arm and it falls, it could be a stroke.
S is for stability.
Sudden onset of dizziness or clumsiness is a symptom.
T stands for talking.
Slurred speech is a sign.
E is for eyes.
Changes in vision, it could be a stroke.
R is for react.
Take action and call 911 immediately.
Coming off Heart Weekend, the death is another reminder to know your numbers – blood pressure, cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose level.
The majority of stroke victims are 65 or older, but a stroke can strike at any age.
Just this weekend we learned about Jaxson Hayes, a red cap ambassador at this weekend's Heart Run and Walk.
He had a stroke before his first birthday.