Stroke Tips



  • Understand the signs and symptoms
  • Immediately call 911 for help


Time is brain!


Brain Functions

  • Creativity
  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Cognition
  • Judgement
  • Thinking
  • Language
  • Senses and movement
  • Learning
  • Social interaction
  • Coordination
  • Emotion


Stroke = Brain attack. This is an emergency!

Lifetime disability.



  • Ischemic stroke (87%)
  • Hemorrhagic stroke (13%)


Remember to act FAST

  • Face drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulties
  • Time to call 911


Signs and Symptoms

  • Sudden confusion, difficulty speaking, or not understanding what others are saying
  • Sudden, unexplained severe headache or dizziness
  • Sudden vision problems in one or both eyes
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms, or legs, particularly on one side of the body
  • Sudden difficulty walking or loss of balance/coordination


If you need stroke treatment, it’s an emergency!

    1. Ischemic stroke: Clot removal
    2. Hemorrhagic stroke: Surgery


Stroke Prevention

  • Healthy eating
  • Frequent exercise
  • No smoking
  • Limiting alcohol
  • Understanding what stroke is
  • Monitoring blood pressure
  • Controlling diabetes
  • Maintaining a healthy weight



  • If you have a medical emergency, go to the emergency room or call 9-1-1.
  • Statistics and medications are subject to change.
  • Information on these slides is not a substitute for medical information provided by healthcare professionals.


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