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During a stroke, time is brain

There are at least 795,000 strokes annually and for every 3-4 minutes someone dies from a stroke and for every hour into a stroke, the brain is aged 3.6 years and for every second into a stroke, 32,000 neurons die. Learn the symptoms of stroke and always call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone is experiencing one or more of the warning signs of stroke.

Stroke symptoms include:

  • sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, sudden severe headache with no known cause

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