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Symptoms Of Stroke

February 23, 2007

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

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Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked' (if it goes to one side or the other), that is also an indication of a stroke.

If he or she has trouble with any one of these tasks, call 911 immediately! and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

By Jan from Cincinnati OH

Editors Note: For more information on strokes and symptoms go to:

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