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.
It is crucial to make an accurate stroke diagnosis so patients can start specialized stroke treatments as soon as possible. Stroke can be diagnosed by:
RAPID technology helps us:
Talk with a doctor about your stroke risk factors and what you can do to help prevent one. You can request an appointment with your current AHN primary care physician (PCP), or make an appointment with a new one near you by calling (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677.
You can also use our virtual appointment options for the most convenient appointment possible.