STROKE: KNOW THE SIGNS
TIME IS BRAIN
LEARN ABOUT STROKE
Maybe you’ve heard that with stroke, “time is brain”, but why is it so important to get immediate care? What exactly is a stroke, and what are the different types?
Dr. Muhammad “Mud” Alvi, director of the WVU Stroke Center at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, answered these and other questions on WVU Medicine’s Tuesday Talks.
MORE LEARNING RESOURCES
Life’s Essential 8TM – Life’s Essential 8TM are the American Heart Association’s key measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health.
Emotional effects of stroke – The American Stroke Association explains how emotional and behavioral changes affect stroke survivors and caregivers alike.
Sign up for the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke newsletter.
WITH STROKE, YOU HAVE TO B.E. F.A.S.T.!
B – Balance
Look for loss of balance, headache, or dizziness
E – Eyes
F – Face
One side of the face is drooping
A – Arms
Arm or leg weakness
S – Speech
T – Time to call 9-1-1
Time to call an ambulance immediately
The WVU Stroke Center offers a stroke support group that provides education to stroke survivors and caregivers about topics relating to stroke. To learn more about the WVU Stroke Center Stroke Support Group meetings, please click below or call 304-293-1415.