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Recovering from a Stroke

In most cases, people who experience a stroke do get better. The effects of a stroke are greatest immediately after the stroke occurs. How fast the rate of improvement, and how much improvement, depends on the extent of the brain injury and the success of rehabilitation.

Learning more about Stroke

  • Talk to your doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional about stroke.
  • For more information on stroke, call the American Stroke Association at 1-888-4-STROKE, or visit their website at www.StrokeAssociation.org. You can speak with other stroke survivors and caregivers who have been trained to answer your questions and offer support. They can also provide information about stroke support groups in the area.