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Dr. Mitchell Elkind, AHA president-elect and a stroke neurologist, answers questions about the impact of COVID-19 on stroke survivors.

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Coronavirus Questions

There seem to be countless questions about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — and some answers seem to change every day. Here are common questions about the virus and your safety and health.

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Stroke Warning Signs

Recognize the warning signs and call 9-1-1 immediately. This can make the difference between a strong recovery and disability or even death. 

Stroke Prevention

Whole body wellness can help you feel stronger, healthier and mentally sharp – and it can also reduce your stroke risk.

Stroke Recovery

There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence.

I would like to learn ways to thrive after a heart attack or stroke.

You can prevent another heart attack or stroke.

You may not see the risk of another heart attack or ischemic stroke, but you can reduce the chances of having another one. Talk to your doctor about a prevention plan which may include medications, such as aspirin, and other small steps that may have a big impact.

I want to learn about managing my risk factors to prevent heart attack or stroke.

Spot your hidden risk.

Did you know if you’ve had a heart attack or ischemic stroke, you’re at risk of having a second one? Talk to your doctor about medications, including aspirin, and start lowering your risk now with small, daily habits to manage your high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

I would like to know, is aspirin right for me?

Aspirin may be just what the doctor ordered.

Aspirin has been in the news a lot lately, so here is what you need to know as a heart attack or ischemic stroke survivor. Whether you realize it or not, you’re at risk of having a second cardiovascular event. What can you do? Don’t start or stop medications until you talk with your doctor. Recommended medications such as aspirin, might be right for you. Your doctor can help you put together a prevention plan to help manage your risk and help prevent another one.

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2019 Update to the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke

  • This guideline update provides up-to-date comprehensive recommendations for the management and treatment of persons with acute arterial ischemic stroke.
  • Audiences for this guideline are: prehospital care providers, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and hospital administrators.
  • This guideline updates the 2018 acute ischemic guideline and adds several new recommendations.
 

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By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

Face Drooping

Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?

Arm Weakness

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech 

Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."

Time to Call 9-1-1

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital immediately. 

Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

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