Recognizing a Stroke
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During a BBQ a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured
everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just
tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and
got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid
went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband
called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital
- (at 6 pm, Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ -
had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke perhaps Ingrid would
be with us today.
It only takes a minute to read this:
Recognizing a Stroke
*** A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3
hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally.
He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed an getting to
the patient within 3 hours which is tough.
Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to
recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking
1. *Ask the individual to SMILE.
2. *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
3. *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE
(Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today) If he or she
has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe
the symptoms to the dispatcher.
After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could
identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers
urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented
their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last
February. Widespread use of this test could result in 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 saved.
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