May 7, 2022 - 7:33 pm - Posted in News

Statewide Iowa — May is Stroke Awareness Month in Iowa, as people are urged to learn about the dangers of what’s now the state’s seventh-leading cause of death.

Mark Mintun, a physician’s assistant at Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City, says a stroke is essentially a brain attack.

Mintun says there are basically two types of stroke.

There are a few key symptoms or warning signs that a person may have suffered a stroke, and one way to remember them all as with the word FAST.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 1,390 Iowans died of stroke in 2020.

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