It's one of the important conversations everyone needs to have. Know the signs of stroke, and what to do. Show someone you care. Start the conversation today.
Weakness - Sudden loss of strength or sudden numbness in the face, arm or leg, even if temporary.
Headache - Sudden severe and unusual headache
Trouble speaking - Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding or sudden confusion, even if temporary.
Dizziness - Sudden loss of balance, especially with any of the above signs.
Vision problems - Sudden trouble with vision, even if temporary.
Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number if you or anyone you know experiences these signs of stroke.
Immediately recognizing and responding to the warning signs of stroke can significantly improve survival and recovery. But only 35 per cent of stroke survivors actually get emergency care and treatment within the first 3 ½ hours the critical time when clot-busting drugs are most effective.
"I thought this would never happen to me; please know the signs of a stroke. It can save your life or the life of someone you love."
"I did something I wasnt supposed to do. I survived. When you have suffered a stroke...get to the emergency room as fast as you can. Medication administered within a 3.5 -hour window gives you a better chance of full recovery with no deficits."