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Stroke: Act Quickly

Stroke symptoms come on suddenly and can include the following:

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination
  • TSevere headache with no known cause

When it comes to a stroke, time lost is brain lost. Yet many people do not recognize the signs of stroke or seek help in a timely manner. Rush has endovascular treatments available that can stop an ischemic stroke as it's happening - provided it is diagnosed in time. As with a heart attack, the best response is to call 911 and have an ambulance transport you to the hospital.

Heart attack and stroke can be prevented, and they share many of the same risk factors, including family history, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and poor diet.

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