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If elderly person has really high BP and slurred speech, does she need test for stroke?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

And go urgently to the er.

In brief: Yes

And go urgently to the er.
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Dr. Richard Pergolizzi
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Seek medical attention immediately! even if the symptoms have been going on for some time, high blood pressure is one of the big risk factors for stroke and slurred speech is one of the symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Seek medical attention immediately! even if the symptoms have been going on for some time, high blood pressure is one of the big risk factors for stroke and slurred speech is one of the symptoms.
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Dr. Richard Pergolizzi
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