If someone is having a stroke, time matters. The sooner they can receive care, the better chance of both short-term and long-term recovery. When it comes to giving the best care possible, time is of the essence. Every minute we can save by restoring blood flow to the brain helps a patient on their road to recovery.

Personal risk factors

You can decrease your risk for stroke by modifying/controlling the risk factors which you have. Make sure to take your medications as prescribed, maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly and do not smoke.

Stroke warning signs and symptoms

Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden severe headache with no known cause If you experience any of the stroke warning signs, call 9-1-1 immediately!