OT - Worth Reading - Stroke
- A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3
hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the
trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and getting to the patient
within 3 hours which is tough.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE - A true story
Susie is recouping at an incredible pace for someone with a massive stroke
all because Sherry saw Susie stumble - - that is the key that isn't mentioned
below -and then she asked Susie the 3 questions. So simple - - this literally
saved Susie's life - - Some angel sent it to Suzie's friend and they did
just what it said to do. Suzie failed all three so then 9-1-1 was called. Even
though she had normal blood pressure readings and did not appear to be a
stroke as she could converse to some extent with the Paramedics they took her to
the hospital right away.
Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke
victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the
symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple
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) (i.e. . It is
sunny out today) If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1
immediately and 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. They presented their conclusions at the
American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February. Widespread use of
this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and
prevent brain damage.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people,
you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
BE A FRIEND AND SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE, you
could save their lives.
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