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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


Stroke is a disorder that affects only the elderly.


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.


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


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