Monday, October 12, 2009

Quick action can make a big difference

From (aka The Plain Dealer), a video explaning why quick action can make a big difference for stroke patients:

... Dr. Joseph Hanna of MetroHealth Medical Center discusses those symptoms. If the drug TPA can be administered within three hours of the onset of those symptoms, disability from a stroke can be reduced by as much as 40 percent.

Among the symptoms: a droopiness on one side of the face, slurring of words or some interruption of speaking ability or the weakening of one arm.

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