Senate Resolution No. 46

Offered by Senators Bayer, Chang, McCann, Polehanki, Victory, Johnson,Wojno, Camilleri, Moss, Hertel,

Singh, McMorrow, Irwin, Cavanagh, Cherry, Brinks, Geiss and Santana



WHEREAS, May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to remember the millions of people and their loved ones who have been affected by one of the nation’s leading causes of death and long-term disability; and

WHEREAS, It is also a time to recognize the modern advancements and medical innovations that are making it more possible for patients to survive and regain independence following a stroke; and

WHEREAS, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke each year; and

WHEREAS, Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, and tragically, every three and a half minutes someone dies from a stroke; and

WHEREAS, A stroke impacts not only the patient, but their family as they adjust to the recovery of their loved one and the side effects and long-lasting symptoms of surviving a stroke; and

WHEREAS, There are two different types of strokes: an ischemic stroke and a hemorrhagic stroke; and

WHEREAS, The most common type of stroke is an ischemic stroke. A severe ischemic stroke, such as Emergent Large Vessel Occlusion (ELVO), occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the major arteries of the brain, restricting the flow of blood and oxygen and killing up to two million brain cells per minute; and

WHEREAS, A hemorrhagic stroke happens when an artery in the brain is ruptured and the leaked blood puts pressure on brain cells and damages them; and

WHEREAS, One of the most promising advancements in treatment for strokes today is mechanical thrombectomy. Also known as endovascular therapy, it is a minimally invasive procedure through which the blood clot responsible for the most severe form of stroke is located and removed, restoring blood flow to the brain. It is truly a revolutionary procedure performed by highly trained neurointerventional care teams at Level 1 stroke centers located throughout our state; and

WHEREAS, Studies have shown that for every five minutes saved when a critical stroke patient obtains the lifesaving care they need, they will experience an additional month of life without disability; and now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That the members of this legislative body recognize May 2023 as Stroke Awareness Month.

Secretary of the Senate

Adopted by the Senate, May 4, 2023.