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Recognizing Signs of Stroke

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Could you identify the warning signs of stroke if you had them or saw them in someone else? Would you call 911?

"Researchers from the Michigan Department of Community Health and their colleagues surveyed 4,841 adults to see how they would react when presented with three different warning signs of stroke – sudden numbness on one side of the body, sudden slurred speech, or sudden blurry vision. The researchers found that 27.6 percent of the adults surveyed were able to identify these warning signs of stroke and 14 percent indicated that they would call 911 for all three of the stroke-related scenarios. However, 37 percent said that they would not call 911 for any of the three stroke symptoms. Although the percentage of adults who said they would appropriately call 911 increased with age, it remained less than 20 percent in all age groups."

Some other signs of stroke are confusion or severe headach appearing suddenly, and problems with coordination or balance.


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