If you have signs & symptoms of a stroke, we encourage you to call 911. This will allow first responders to begin assessment immediately and communicate directly with our emergency room physicians remotely so they are ready when you arrive.
During a stroke, every minute counts! Prompt treatment can reduce brain damage that a stroke can cause. By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you can take quick action and perhaps save a life.
- Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech.
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
- Call 911 right away if you or someone else has any of these symptoms so evaluation & treatment can begin right away.
What is a Stroke?
A stroke is damage to the brain that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the brain starts to die.