Symptoms of Stroke

Stroke is a Medical Emergency: If you find yourself suffering from the symptoms below, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Approximately 700,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent stroke each year, and stroke remains the third leading cause of death in the United States. In addition, stroke remains the leading cause of serious long-term disability. There are roughly 4.8 million living stroke survivors and the economic impact is greater than $50 billion per year.

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

Strokes require immediate care. Research shows that treatment during the first few hours after stroke symptoms appear is vitally important if you, or someone you care about, is to have the best recovery possible.

For more information about our Stroke Center, please call (813) 870-4000.