Signs and symptoms
Stroke Warning Signs:
- Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
- Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drop downward?
- Speech: Ask the person to repeat a single phrase. Is his or her speech slurred or strange?
- Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.
- Sudden nausea or vomiting not caused by a viral illness
- Brief loss or change of consciousness, such as fainting, confusion, seizures, or coma
- Transient ischemic attack (TIA), or "mini-stroke"
Watch Jami Beezley our stroke program coordinator talk more about the signs and symptoms of stroke.
Stroke Risk Factors:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Family history and race
- High blood pressure (#1 risk factor)
- High cholesterol
- Prior stroke, TIA or heart attack
- Sickle cell anemia
- Sleep apnea
To make an appointment with a stroke neurologist, call (573) 882-1515.
To learn more about stroke visit, www.stroke.org.