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RECOGN= IZING A STROKE
A neurologist says that if he can get to a str= oke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke. He said the trick was getting a str= oke recognized, diagnosed and getting to the patient within 3 hours which is tough.
Susie is recouping at an incredible pace for s=
with a massive stroke all because Sherry saw Susie stumble. She asked Susie the 3 questions.
Susie failed all three questions. <=
style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> So then 9-1-1 was called. Even though she had normal blood pr=
readings and did not appear to be a stroke as she could converse to some ex=
with the paramedics. They too=
k her to
the hospital right away.
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult t= o identify.
Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells di=
The stroke victim may suffer =
when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking t= hese three simple questions:
1. Ask the individua=
2. Ask him or her to=
Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (i.e. "It is sunny out today=
If he or she has trouble with any of these tas= ks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.= span>
After discovering that a group of non-medical =
could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researche=
the general public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at=
Stroke Association's annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could r=
prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage. =
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people, you can bet that at least one life will be sav= ed. Do you believe it?