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Learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke


When a stroke occurs, doctors often say “time is brain.” That’s because every minute the brain is without oxygen due to a stroke, two million brain cells die. This can often lead to brain damage, disability or death.

“Stroke patients can receive treatment in the ambulance, so it’s important to call for emergency assistance as soon as possible,” says Dr. Robert Woodruff, cardiologist with Prairie Cardiovascular. “If a stroke is suspected, always call 9-1-1 as immediate treatment and early intervention may minimize the long-term effects of stroke.”

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