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20 early signs of stroke

Espresso Logo By Philippe Michaud of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: In the U.S. and Canada, stroke is the third-leading cause of death. A stroke occurs when blood flow into the brain is interrupted (ischemic stroke) or when blood vessels in the brain rupture (hemorrhagic stroke).Even when a stroke is not fatal, there are often lifelong effects. Stroke survivors may have difficulty paying attention, suffer memory loss, or find it hard to express themselves.Fortunately, there are several early signs of stroke. If you experience one of these signs or are worried about your health, call 911. The Heart and Stroke Foundation advises against driving your car. It's safer to rely on an ambulance.If you witness someone having a stroke, call for help and wait for the ambulance to arrive. Ask the person to lie down, or help them lie down. Make sure their airways are clear. The 911 operator will be able to help you.

20 early signs of stroke

In the U.S. and Canada, stroke is the third-leading cause of death. A stroke occurs when blood flow into the brain is interrupted (ischemic stroke) or when blood vessels in the brain rupture (hemorrhagic stroke).

Even when a stroke is not fatal, there are often lifelong effects. Stroke survivors may have difficulty paying attention, suffer memory loss, or find it hard to express themselves.

Fortunately, there are several early signs of stroke. If you experience one of these signs or are worried about your health, call 911. The Heart and Stroke Foundation advises against driving your car. It's safer to rely on an ambulance.

If you witness someone having a stroke, call for help and wait for the ambulance to arrive. Ask the person to lie down, or help them lie down. Make sure their airways are clear. The 911 operator will be able to help you.

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