A stroke—sometimes also referred to as a “brain attack”—is caused by an interrupted supply of blood to the brain from the heart. Without the proper blood flow, the brain cannot function correctly. Given that the brain is a vital organ—literally controlling
everything we do from speaking, to walking and breathing—it is very important to know the signs, symptoms and risk factors involved with stroke.
Barbara Small, RN, nurse specialist at the NorthShore Stroke Program outlines some the common facts:
Common Stroke Symptoms
If you or someone you know has any of these symptoms, please call 911 immediately.
What are you doing to reduce your risk for stroke?