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When a stroke occurs, every minute counts. Recognizing what’s happening and beginning treatment quickly can be the difference between complete recovery and long-term disability or death.
Most strokes are caused by a blocked artery cutting off blood flow to the brain. Stroke symptoms vary widely because strokes can occur in different areas of the brain. Symptoms can appear suddenly and noticeably or may be vague and hard to identify. Don't ignore symptoms, even if they go away. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you experience: