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When Jo Mae arrived at the Saint Joseph Hospital emergency room, the ER team knew immediately she was having a stroke.
Jo Mae was experiencing facial drooping, difficulty speaking and weakness on one side of her body. These are common symptoms of stroke, which can occur when blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced.
Knowing that quick treatment was important, the Saint Joseph Hospital stroke team provided a blood clot-bursting medicine that restored blood flow in Jo Mae’s brain.
Thanks to her quick arrival at the hospital and the appropriate treatment, Jo Mae has no deficits from her stroke.
F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of a stroke