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.