Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

The Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care is committed to educating patients and families about stroke, a serious medical condition that occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted.

FAST signs of stroke  Treatment for Stroke

The Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke and carotid artery disease. Stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when a blood clot blocks one of the vital blood vessels in the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Learn more about treatments for stroke

Recognize the symptoms
of stroke

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, usually on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Difficultly seeing in one or
    both eyes
  • Difficulty walking
  • Dizziness with slurred speech or double vision
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache of
    unknown cause

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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