Sunday, November 29, 2020

Help Prevent Strokes. Know the Warning Signs

Do you know the four warning signs that could indicate a loved one is suffering a stroke? If you don’t, this information could help save a life. The Southlake Fire Department is joining the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in the effort to put an end to strokes.

Stroke kills nearly 6.5 million people worldwide. One in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. The good news is; if you recognize a stroke early, it is largely treatable. A quick response can mean the difference between recovery and disability. 91% of patients who received treatment of the clot-busting drug tPA, and a stent retriever within 2.5 hours, showed very little or no disability.

Remember these signs and call 911 immediately if you think someone is suffering a stroke.

Here are the warning signs: (Remember the word FAST)

F: Face Drooping

A: Arm Weakness

S: Speech Difficulty

T: Time to call 911

To learn more about strokes and recovering from strokes we have provided a link for you