Prompt intervention saves lives
Time to medical treatment matters. A lot.
It can mean the difference between a person being able to walk and go home versus needing to move to a nursing home, says neurologist Shazam Hussain, MD, Director of the Cerebrovascular Center at Cleveland Clinic.
“Every minute in a situation of an acute stroke, you lose about two million brain cells and so it’s really a situation where every minute counts,” Dr. Hussain says.
The sooner you recognize the signs of a stroke and get someone to the hospital, the greater the chances of reducing the risk of disability and death.
Many of us wouldn’t recognize the signs of stroke. Fortunately, there’s a simple acronym to help:
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