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What are signs that of a stroke?
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Several
Sudden onset of problems speaking, confusion, and muscle weakness can often be signs of a stroke.
It is very important that you go to the emergency department asap if this happens. The faster one is evaluated & treated, the more likely it will be successful.

In brief: Several
Sudden onset of problems speaking, confusion, and muscle weakness can often be signs of a stroke.
It is very important that you go to the emergency department asap if this happens. The faster one is evaluated & treated, the more likely it will be successful.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. Damian Tomic
General Practice
4 doctors agree
In brief: F.A.S.T.
F = new onset facial weakness on one side, the mouth or the eye droops (smiling shows this up) A = new onset arm weakness (you cant hold one of your arms up or lift it properly S = speech problems, new slurring or difficulty finding the name for common objects e.
g. pen, chairs, keys. T = Urgent treatment in hospital is required. Call ambulance.

In brief: F.A.S.T.
F = new onset facial weakness on one side, the mouth or the eye droops (smiling shows this up) A = new onset arm weakness (you cant hold one of your arms up or lift it properly S = speech problems, new slurring or difficulty finding the name for common objects e.
g. pen, chairs, keys. T = Urgent treatment in hospital is required. Call ambulance.
Dr. Damian Tomic
Dr. Damian Tomic
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sudden sp.,gait diff
The lay person thinks sudden diff.
In comm., gait; however, though rarer the effect of a denial of o2 from thrombosis--or even the rarer embolism (even a-v malformation, infection, altitude and on) will present depending on what part of the brain is effected.Usually it is as initially described, but zebras can occur.Tx. Of acute ma.

In brief: Sudden sp.,gait diff
The lay person thinks sudden diff.
In comm., gait; however, though rarer the effect of a denial of o2 from thrombosis--or even the rarer embolism (even a-v malformation, infection, altitude and on) will present depending on what part of the brain is effected.Usually it is as initially described, but zebras can occur.Tx. Of acute ma.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Stroke Symptoms
Instead of a short answer, please go to my websitehttp://www.
drdiane.com/patients/acquired-brain-injury/stroke-aneurysm/ Let me know if this has helped. Dr. Diane

In brief: Stroke Symptoms
Instead of a short answer, please go to my websitehttp://www.
drdiane.com/patients/acquired-brain-injury/stroke-aneurysm/ Let me know if this has helped. Dr. Diane
Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler
Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler
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