U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of a stroke caused by ischemia?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Varied: It depends on what part of the brain is involved. The general answer is sudden (over seconds) loss of neurologic function lasting >24 hours. A common scenario is weakness or paralysis on one side but symptoms can be subtle and require expert evaluation to sort, e.g. Change in behavior, double vision, sagging eyelid, vertigo, trouble speaking or understanding can be due to stroke or other causes.
Dr. Sean Baskin
Dr. Sean Baskinanswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Think F.A.S.T.!: The classic symptoms of an ischemic stroke are facial droop, arm drift (unequal strength in the upper or lower extremities), and slurred speech. The "t" is for the time the symptoms began. If you observe someone with these symptoms call 9-1-1 and get them to an emergency room immediately!

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 50-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 49-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 19-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 44-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Feb 7, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.