Stroke Symptoms

According to the Stroke Association, the most common stroke symptoms include:
  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding

  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

NOTE: Time lost is brain lost. Read this true story on 3 simple tests to recognize a stroke.

Get to the hospital immediately, if you experience any signs of a stroke! Call 911 or your local emergency number.

TIP: The American Stroke Foundation offers a wide variety of publications and resources for professionals and patients, including Stroke Connection Magazine.


Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics. American Heart Association - 2005 Update