Stroke – Test Your Knowledge

Answer "true" or "false" to the following questions. Then check your answers to find out how much you already know about stroke.

1.

When a stroke occurs, the blood supply within the brain is interrupted.

2.

Certain factors that cannot be controlled may increase your personal risk of developing a stroke.

3.

Lifestyle modifications cannot reduce your personal risk of having a stroke.

4.

Although stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., the risk of dying from a stroke is less than half of what it was 20 years ago.

5.

If you experience warning signs of a stroke that seem vague or that disappear, you don't need to be alarmed about their seriousness.

6.

The longer a stroke goes untreated, the greater the risk of permanent disability.

7.

Stroke is a disorder that affects only the elderly.

8.

A TIA or a mini-stroke is a temporary interruption in blood flow to the brain that may present with symptoms that are similar to those of a full-blown stroke.

9

Any damage or paralysis that results following a stroke will be permanent.

10.

Each section or hemisphere of the brain controls the movement and sensation on the opposite side of the body.