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Stroke Prevention

Each year, 780,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers from stroke and on average, every three to four minutes someone dies from a stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of adult death.

Warning Signs of Stroke

One of our goals at Lakewood Regional Medical Stroke Center is to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of stroke. Early treatment for stroke is essential. If you notice one or more of these signs in another person or yourself, don't wait. Call 911 immediately. Every second counts! Lost time means lost brain tissue.

Not all of these signs occur with every stroke. Some symptoms go away and return. Call 911 if you exhibit any of these signs and symptoms, or if you have them and they go away.

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Confusion, slurred speech or trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Changes in vision-blurring or trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Dizziness, difficulty walking or loss of balance or coordination.
  • Inability to speak, or understand.
  • Severe headache with no known cause.
  • Loss of consciousness.

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