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Scorpian



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I just received this in my email felt it is something that we never know if we may need to make a matter of life decision.

Subject: RECOGNIZING A STROKE

During a BBQ a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she
assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and
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 6:00pm, 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.
It only takes a minute to read this-
Recognizing a Stroke
----- 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 getting to the patient within 3 hours which is tough.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The
stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to
recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by
asking three simple questions:
1. *Ask the individual to SMILE.
2. *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
3. *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE
(Coherently) (i.e. . .
It is sunny out today) If he or she has trouble with any of
these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the
dispatcher.
After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers
could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems,
researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They
presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual
meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could result in
prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends
it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
BE A FRIEND AND SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AS
POSSIBLE, you could save their lives.
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:13 pm View user's profile Find all posts by Scorpian Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Talli



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Scorp...thanks for this info. Good to know.
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imshai



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yes, definitely good info!!! I need this for myself with my recent heart issues... I keep putting it off and shrug it off, but I need to start bsing around. Maybe this is a sign for me.

Thanks Scorp
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Scorpian



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I figured it's a perfect forum to get the information out.

It's important to know things like this so many people having strokes these days you need the information.
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