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Know the Signs of Stroke and BE FAST.
Did you know that every minute counts after you have a stroke?
You can lose nearly 2 million brain cells in each minute that passes until normal blood flow is restored to your brain.
Knowing the signs of stroke and getting help quickly can save your life or the life of a loved one.
BALANCE: Sudden loss of balance.
EYES: Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes.
FACE: Does the face look uneven?
ARM: Does one arm drift down? Ask them to raise both arms.
SPEECH: Does their speech sound strange? Ask them to repeat a phrase.
TIME: Every second brain cells die. Call 911 at any sign of stroke!
About Stanford Health Care
Stanford Health Care seeks to heal humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, educate and discover. Stanford Health Care delivers clinical innovation across its inpatient services, specialty health centers, physician offices, virtual care offerings and health plan programs.
Stanford Health Care is part of Stanford Medicine, a leading academic health system that includes the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Stanford Medicine is renowned for breakthroughs in treating cancer, heart disease, brain disorders and surgical and medical conditions. For more information, visit: www.stanfordhealthcare.org.
CARE AT STANFORD
As the world’s first designated Comprehensive Certified Stroke Center, we offer the highest level of stroke prevention and care for all causes of stroke.Visit Stroke Center »