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Stroke Recognition   

i  Are you ready to respond to an emergency?  Can you recognize a stroke victim?  Here is a report from BJ Boak.

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and  took a little fall - she assured
everyone that she was fine  (they offered to call paramedics) .she said she
had just  tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got  her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she
appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself  the rest of
the evening.

Ingrid's husband called later  telling everyone that his wife had been taken
to the hospital  - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a
stroke  at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a  stroke,
perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.  they end up in a
helpless, hopeless condition  instead.

It only takes a minute to read  this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the  patient
medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.