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Stroke is an emergency. Call 911 if you see someone having a stroke.
Famous People Who Had Strokes Charles Dickens Author of “A Christmas Carol” Kirk Douglas Actor President Ford President 1974-1977 Luther Vandross Singer Della Reese Actress Charles Schultz Creator of Charlie Brown Dick Clark Host of Rockin’ New Years Eve Ted Williams Boston Red Sox Baseball player
Stroke Symptoms If you see someone having any of these symptoms call 911 ! Every minute counts! Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden severe headache with no known cause
1. Tell your mom, dad, aunts, uncles and grandparents to know their blood pressure. They should have it checked at least once a year. If their blood pressure is high, ask them to work with their doctor to control it.
2. Find out if you or a family member has atrial fibrillation, when your heart feels like it is racing.
3. If you have a family member that smokes, ask him or her to stop.
National Stroke Association’s Stroke Prevention Guidelines