- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, or trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
You should never wait more than five minutes to call emergency if you experience even one of the signs above. Remember, you could be having a stroke even if you’re not experiencing all of the symptoms. And remember to check the time.
Call Emergency; Heart attack and stroke are life-or-death, every second counts.
If you suspect, you or someone you are with has any of the symptoms of heart attack or stroke immediately call emergency so an ambulance can be sent.
Also note that when someone experience a stroke, if given a clot-busting drug within 3 to 4.5 hours of the start of symptoms, it may improve the chances of getting better faster.