http://bit.ly/btHASu Knowing stroke symptoms and how to act on them could save your life or that of someone you love. Stroke signs are easily identified if you know [thought this was an acronym] what they are — and take rapid action. Fast action after identifying symptoms of stroke can also mean the difference in terms of avoiding long-term disability. Once you identify the signs of stroke, it also vital to receive the best stroke care from trained experts who can make a fast diagnosis and take immediate action to prevent further deterioration.
Neurologist Dr. Peter Fung, medical director of El Camino Health’s stroke program, talks about the warning signs of a stroke and when to call 9-1-1. El Camino Health was one of the first hospitals nationwide to be recognized by the American Stroke Association as a “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Hospital. The hospital has also received the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care from The Joint Commission, which certifies disease-specific programs.