Sunday, January 31, 2010

Quick Response to Stroke Saves Lives

Stroke victims who receive treatment within 3 hours of the event have a good recovery rate. Symptoms of a stroke include:
  • inability to smile normally
  • inability to talk or to articulate a simple coherent sentence
  • inability to raise both arms
  • inability to stick out tongue or tongue to be crooked
If any of these symptoms is present, call emergency services immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

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