Wellness Wednesday with St. Francis: Stroke warning signs and treatment

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Darcy Taddeo, a physician’s assistant who works with Dr. Valadi at St. Francis, joins us to discuss strokes.  She explains strokes, warning signs, and treatments following a stroke. 

Taddeo explains that strokes are essentially “brain attacks.”  There are two different types of strokes: one where there’s bleeding in a part of the brain and the other when there is a lack of blood in a part of the brian.

Treating strokes timely is extremely important to maximize a patient’s recovery rate. Taddeo says remember the acronym  FAST. (Facial droop, Arm weakness, Slurring of speech, and Time).  Anyone who experiences or notices a family member experiencing any of the symptoms of facial droop, arm weakness, slurred speech– needs to get to the emergency room immediately.

Learn more about St. Francis and the hospital’s stroke treatment and care

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