Do you still remember “One in six people will have stroke in their lifetime- Study?” Is even becoming worse by the day!.
Cerebrovascular accident is the medical term for a stroke and is caused by an interruption of blood supply to the brain. This can be caused by a blockage in the arteries from blood clots (ischemic stroke) or the leaking or rupture of a blood vessel (haemorrhagic stroke). Some people may experience only a temporary disruption of blood flow to their brain (transient ischemic attack).
Think "FAST" and do the following:
- FACE: Ask the individual to smile. One side of the face may droop downwards.
- ARMS Ask him or her to raise both arms. One arm may be unable to be raised or drifts downwards.
- SPEECH: Ask the person to speak a simple sentence coherently such as "It looks like it may rain later".
- TONGUE: Ask the patient to stick out their tongue. The tongue may be crooked or point to one side or the other.
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