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Sudden Severe Headache = A Stroke?

This information is from the Heart & Stroke Foundation:

Stroke is a medical emergency. Recognizing and responding immediately to the signs of stroke by calling 9-1-1 or your local emergency number can significantly improve survival and recovery.

What are the five signs of stroke?

Stroke can be treated. That’s why it is so important to recognize and respond to the warning signs.

pictures of the 5 signs of a stroke

If you experience any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately. If a person is diagnosed with a stroke caused by a blood clot, doctors can administer a clot-busting drug available only at a hospital, and only within a few crucial hours after symptoms begin.* That’s why it is very important to be able to recognize the 5 warning signs of stroke and immediately call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number.

For more information visit The Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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