Stroke Signs & Symptoms

All-Star Stroke Care at Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Methodist Richardson Medical Center is the only Advanced Primary Stroke Care Center providing 24/7 emergency stroke care in the North Texas area. The designation means we're optimally prepared to provide the highest level of quality health care to stroke patients. Every second counts in a stroke, call 911 immediately if you believe you or someone near you is having a stroke.

What is a Stroke?

A stroke is a serious condition that cuts off blood flow to the brain. It could result in brain loss and disability if not treated immediately. Knowing the warning signs of a stroke are of critical importance. F.A.S.T. is what you should think of when you think you or someone near you may be having a stroke:

  • FACE – Does one side of the face droop?
  • ARMS – Is one arm weak or numb?
  • SPEECH – Is the speech slurred?
  • TIME – Time is critical.

Additional symptoms of stroke include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg
  • Sudden vision change
  • Sudden speech problems
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements
  • Sudden problems with walking or balance
  • Sudden severe headache that is different from past headaches.

There’s no time to wait. Call 911 immediately and get the care you or your loved one needs.

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