Stroke is a Medical Emergency

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As continued COVID-19 cases strain emergency medicine, experts say calling 9-1-1 is still the best way to access life-saving treatments for people who are experiencing stroke symptoms.

May is American Stroke Month and we need help to deliver this critical message to Americans–stroke is a medical emergency

The warning signs of stroke can be remembered using the acronym F.A.S.T. F for face drooping, A for arm weakness, S for speech difficulty and T meaning it is time to call 9-1-1

If someone is experiencing symptoms they should still call 9-1-1. Emergency medical responders can assess their symptoms, begin treatment in the ambulance, and transport the patient to the most appropriate hospital, if necessary.

The PSA directs folks to learn more at www.stroke.org

You can also visit https://www.heart.org/en/news/2020/03/30/health-emergency-dont-hesitate-to-get-help for more information.

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