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Stroke Center

Stroke: Immediate Treatment can Save Lives

Know the warning signs of stroke - it's that simple. The fact is, immediate emergency treatment with tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) within three hours of symptom onset can minimize the debilitating effects of a stroke.

The following warning could mean stroke - seek medical attention immediately:

  • Weakness, numbness, or paralysis of the face, an arm, or a leg-especially on only one side of the body
  • Sudden blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding simple statements
  • Loss of balance or coordination, especially when combined with another symptom
  • Sudden, severe, and unexplained headache-often described as "the worst headache of my life"

One or more of these symptoms may appear briefly and then disappear. These episodes may be "mini-strokes," known as transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Don't ignore TIAs. They are a powerful warning that a full stroke may soon follow.

Read one patient's story: Anne Marie Hartung

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