What is a stroke?
A stroke is a brain attack that occurs when a clot or ruptured blood vessel interrupts blood flow in the brain. It is essential that stroke victims get help immediately for the best chances of recovery. Do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 and go to a hospital like St.Vincent that is certified as a Primary Stroke Center.
Stroke is an emergency. Know the symptoms so you can act quickly.
Common symptoms in both men and women include:
How can you lessen your risk for stroke?
Here are some things you can do:
The sooner you get here, the more options you have.
The St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital is:
Find out more – and what you can do if you recognize a stroke – at KnowYourSigns.org.