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Heart Care

Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

The American Stroke Association encourages everyone to understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

Take Action Immediately The American Heart Association encourages everyone to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. If you or someone you know is experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately. Never drive yourself to the hospital, unless you have absolutely no other choice.

For signs and symptoms of a stroke, click here.