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A stroke is essentially a brain attack — it occurs when a part of the body loses function due to a disruption of blood flow in the brain. When this happens, either because of blockage from buildup in the arteries or when a vessel in the brain bursts, the affected area can’t get oxygen or nutrients. This can cause a wide range of symptoms, including paralysis, vision loss, difficulty speaking and severe headache.
Here are a few common symptoms of stroke:
The safest and best way to get to the hospital is to call 911. We have skilled EMS providers in our area who can stabilize the patient and help physicians and staff prepare for the patient’s arrival.
Time is of the essence with a stroke. Fast action saves lives while decreasing the chances of lifelong disability, such as paralysis or blindness.
If you think you or someone you’re with is having a stroke, call 911 and get to your closest emergency department.
The faster a stroke patient receives treatment, the better the chances of recovery.
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