Signs of Stroke Often Missed - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/9/08

Signs of Stroke Often Missed

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If someone near you suddenly became dizzy and had trouble speaking, would you call 911?  

A new survey of us adults finds just 44% know that those are important indicators of a stroke.  Only 38% said that they would actually call 911 if they thought someone was having a stroke.

Experts say that knowing the signs of a stroke could save someone's life.  The CDC says it is critical that if you think someone is having a stroke that you call 911 immediately.

The five major signs of a stroke are:

  • Sudden dizziness or loss of coordination
  • Sudden confusion or trouble speaking
  • Sudden trouble with vision
  • Numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs
  • Sudden severe headache
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