Symptoms of a Stroke
• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
• Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg. Especially on one side of the body.
• Sudden trouble seeing one or both eyes.
• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
You should never wait more than 5 minutes to dial 911 if you experience even one of the signs above. Remember, you could be having a stroke even if you are not experiencing all of the symptoms. And remember to check the time. The responding EMT or ER nurse at the hospital will need to know when the first symptom occurred.