Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Reaction Time Critical For Stroke Victims

Stroke-fastMay is National Stroke Awareness Month, and one of the key points in the event of a stroke is FAST action.  

Doctor Ziad Darkhabani says certain clot-busting drugs can only be given within a short time frame, so people need to call 9-1-1 immediately upon onset of symptoms, which can be memorized with the acronym “FAST”

Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death in Arizona, claiming more than two-thousand lives a year.

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