Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability*. You should know the five signs of a stroke in progress so you can take immediate action to help save a life, minimize damage, and maximize the chances of recovery.
When a stroke happens, there’s little time before permanent damage occurs. You should know the warning signs and symptoms so you can get help quickly for yourself or a loved one to help minimize the long-term effects.
If you see any of these stroke signs, call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room:
Women often experience these stroke symptoms:
If you’re not sure about the symptoms you or a loved one are experiencing, a call to Nurse 4 U (412) 687-7348, can help determine the best next steps to take. But don’t delay. Stroke treatments need to happen within an hour for the best chance to reduce permanent disability.