May is Stroke Awareness Month and as the state’s first Joint Commission-certified stroke center, Alaska Regional Hospital believes it is very important for everyone to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke in themselves and their loved ones.
F is for Face–ask the person to smile. If one side of their face appears crooked or drooping this person may be having a stroke
A is for Arms–ask them to lift both arms in the air–if there is difficulty with one arm, this too may be a sign of a stroke
S is for Speech–ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. If their words are slurred or they are unable to speak, this may be a sign
T is for Time – if any of the previous symptoms are present, call 911 immediately.
Stroke is a medical emergency, so get help quickly. Â Call Alaska Regional‘s heart and stroke line at 264-2332 to learn more about signs and symptoms.
**COMING UP! These events are free, but you have to RSVP, because space is limited.
Tue., May 11Â 6:30pm: Preventing & Managing Hypertension. Dr.Â Jeremy Gitomer talks about preventing, managing high blood pressure (hypertension). Â If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause stroke, multiple heart conditions, kidney disease, and more.
Thu., May 13 6:30pm: Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Â Dr.Â Michael Mullowney talks about the risk factors and complications associated with DVT, aka “Coach Class Syndrome”. Find out if you are at risk for DVT.,Â a condition in which a blood clot forms in a vein that is deep inside the body (mainly in lower leg or thigh). If a clot breaks off, it can block blood flow to the brain, lungs, heart…BAD!
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