“Most of us can recall using song to memorize something in history class like U.S. states in alphabetical order or the Preamble to the Constitution. It’s fun and it really works. The same principle works for learning stroke signs,” said Dr. Rani Whitfield, an American Stroke Association volunteer.
Stroke is the world’s second-leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability. Strokes require immediate medical attention. The sooner a stroke is identified and treated, the better, the association says.
“Recognizing a stroke right away and calling 9-1-1 is the key when it comes to stroke,” Dr. Jeffrey Saver, director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in a news release from the American Stroke Association.
“We have many effective therapies to treat stroke, but there is a short window for the patient to be evaluated at a hospital and receive treatment like a clot-busting drug or clot-removal device,” Saver stressed.
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