Mount Carmel Health System

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Warning Signs

Every 40 seconds someone suffers a stroke. That's ninety people every hour.

Yet only 60% of us would recognize a stroke when it happens or realize that a stroke is an emergency. As a leader in the fight against stroke, Mount Carmel wants you to know that a stroke is an emergency, and seconds count.

If you see any of the following symptoms in yourself or someone else, don't wait. Call 911.

  • Numbness on one side of the body
  • Sudden blurred or decreased vision
  • Trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Loss of balance or coordination

Seeking emergency treatment right away can save brain cells and may drastically improve a stroke victim's quality of life — and that's important since that victim could be you or someone you love.

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Mount Carmel Health System  |  Columbus, Ohio

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