Immediately After A Stroke, Your Next Steps Are Crucial

By Shereen Lehman
(Reuters Health) – Time is critical when someone has a stroke, but care can be delayed when victims, bystanders or even health workers don’t recognize the emergency, a new study in the UK finds.
Better public awareness of the signs of stroke and the importance of seeking immediate emergency care are needed, the authors say.

Stroke signs include the sudden onset of various symptoms such as confusion, difficulty speaking, droopy face or slurred speech, weakness in a limb, numbness, being off-balance, visual loss or a really severe headache.
“Getting to hospital quickly is particularly important for patients who suffer certain types of stroke, because they can benefit from clot busting drugs, but only if these are given within hospital within 4.5 hours of symptoms starting,” Ruth —> Read More Here


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