A study by the CDC revealed that stroke in the United States affects over 130,000 men and women each year. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is crucial in stroke recovery – the faster you can act to help a friend, family member, or member of your community – the greater the chance for full recovery they have. Patients brought to the ER within 3 hours of their first symptoms tend to have less disability than those who receive delayed care.
If you think you or someone you know is having a stroke call 9-1-1 immediately: Think FAST!
Time to call 911
Other symptoms identified by the Stroke Association and American Heart Association include:
SUDDEN Numbness, Confusion, Trouble Seeing, Trouble Walking (dizziness, loss of balance or coordination) and/or Severe Headache without a known cause.