If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
If you think you or someone else is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately and note the time when symptoms first appeared. Do not drive yourself or wait for a ride from a friend or family member. Have an ambulance take you to a hospital that is a stroke receiving center right away.
Ask your physician for tips on managing your current health conditions to reduce your risk for stroke. Take charge of your health, so you not only know how to reduce your risk, but can recognize the signs of stroke
Designate Stroke Receiving Centers
Signs or symptoms for stroke seen in both men and women may include sudden:
*Signs/symptoms compiled from the National Stroke Association.
Is there a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
Are there sudden vision changes?
Does one side of the face droop when the person smiles?
or Leg Weakness: Does one arm/leg drift downward when raised?
Having difficulty understanding speech? Is speech slurred or strange?
If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Every minute counts for stroke patients and knowing how to B.E. F.A.S.T. can lead patients to the stroke treatments they desperately need. Potentially life-saving medication can be administered within three hours of the sudden symptom onset to reverse stroke.
If you think you or someone else is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately and note the time when symptoms first appeared.
MemorialCare is committed to improving stroke care for the community we serve by taking part the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke program. We proudly support two stroke-neurology receiving centers for Long Beach and Orange County.
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