How to Recognize a Stroke
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three
1. *Ask the individual to SMILE.
2. *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
3. *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (ie . It is
If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1
describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could
identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers
urged the general public to learn the three questions.
conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last
Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and
the stroke and prevent brain damage.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10
you can bet that at least one life will be saved. (Note: I originally received this as an email, and put it on this website, but you may copy it and send it out as an email.)
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could save their lives