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Brain Attack or Stroke

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Common Signs and Symptoms of a Brain Attack or Stroke
(From the American Stroke Association)

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

If you or someone you love has one or more of these signs, don't delay! Immediately call 9-1-1 or the emergency medical services (EMS) number so an ambulance can be sent for you.

If given within four and a half hours after the start of symptoms, a clot-busting drug can reduce long-term disability due to stroke.

You may experience one or more of these symptoms and they may go away, but you still need to seek medical help. If it's not a brain attack it could have been a transient ischemic attack (TIA). A TIA is less serious than a stroke, but you'll still want to be evaluated by a physician.

For more information about brain attack, read the following article from Discover Rush Online:





Contact Name
Yulonda Lundy, RN
Contact Phone
(312) 563-2893
Contact E-mail
Rush_Stroke@rush.edu



Location
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 1121
Chicago, IL 60612



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