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The Signs of Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000407001.55532.a7
Departments: Resource Central

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  • ▸ Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • ▸ Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • ▸ Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • ▸ Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • ▸ Sudden severe headache with no known cause

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