Stroke with Dr Michael Murphy – PRMC – Friday, May 1, 2015
A majority of the cases are Ischemic where blood to the brain is blocked, causing long-term disability.
Dr. Michael Murphy, Emergency Medicine Physician at PRMC, says that a stroke occurs when the brain is deprived of blood.
Dr. Murphy says mini strokes, or warning strokes, last for a few minutes or a few hours. The symptoms last 1 to 5 minutes and it could be an indicator that a major stroke could occur shortly after.
F – facial drooping
A – arm weakness
S – speech difficulties
T – time to call 911
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