Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS


A stroke is a medical emergency whereby the blood supply to the brain is interrupted and some portions of the brain are deprived of oxygen. This loss of oxygen leads to cell death and brain damage. It is the third leading cause of death in the US. Often permanent neurological and functional deficit is seen in the area that was without oxygen. People who suffer minor stroke may only suffer small problems such as weakness of a body part.