Doc Talk #59 – Stroke

 

 

Dr Dan and Jamieson discussed stroke in this episode. We talked about what a stroke is, how to recognize a stroke and some of the treatments for stroke.

A stroke is a brain attack

The FAST mnemonic can be used to identify a stroke:

  • Facial weakness or dropping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech disturbance (slurred speech, unable to speak)
  • Time to call 911

Time is of the essence and if you suspect a stroke, you should call for help as soon as possible

If you want to reduce your risk of stroke, Dr Dan also gave some great lifestyle advice.

We talked about some of the amazing work that is being done on stroke in Alberta.

 

Image by James Heilman, MD (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0), via Wikimedia Commons

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