What is stroke?

Did you know there are over 50,000 strokes every year in Canada or about one stroke every 10 minutes? Stroke is a major health event that happens when there is a disruption of blood flow to the brain, and it can affect people in different ways. In this 3-minute video, Dr. Ada Tang, Assistant Dean of Rehabilitation Science, explains what you need to know about stroke. She says it’s important to recognize the signs of stroke when it’s happening because “time is brain”.



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