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Published on May 02, 2012

Know The Signs And Symptoms Of Stroke


May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of adult disability.

Familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of stroke and BE FAST when witnessing these symptoms:

Balance - Is there difficulty walking or lack of coordination?Eyes - Is there change in vision, especially difficulty seeing to one side?

Face - Does the face appear uneven?Arm - Does one arm drift down?Speech - Does their speech sound strange?Time - Every second brain cells die.

If someone is exhibiting any of these stroke symptoms, Call 9-1-1 immediately

The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Stroke Center urges you to recognize that stroke can happen to anyone.

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