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Signs of a Stroke

According to a 2017 study from the American Heart Association, approximately one in three American adults has experienced a symptom consistent with a 'mini stroke,' sometimes called a transient ischemic attack. Yet, only 3 percent sought medical care. Dr. Koyfman, a neurologist and director of stroke services at New York Presbyterian Queens notes that the greatest risk is in the first 48 hours to seven days after a TIA. In fact, five people out of 100, will have a full blown stroke within five days. See a Dr. immediately if needed. Know the signs of a stroke. When it comes to stroke care, time is of the essence. Remember: BE FAST.


BALANCE = Sudden loss of balance

EYES = Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes.

FACE = Uneven face (facial droop) or uneven smile

ARM

= Sudden Arm weakness

SPEECH = Sudden slurred speech or trouble speaking, confusion

TIME = Time is critical. Call 911 immediately


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