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Test Your Stroke Knowledge

Stroke is a medical emergency.  If you believe you or someone near you is having a stroke, call 911 immediately! 

St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT Department Of Medicine1. When does stroke occur? 
a.  During a seizure       
b.  When blood flow to the brain is interrupted
c.  As blood flow to the heart becomes blocked

2. Which signs/symptoms strongly indicate stroke?
a.  Slurred speech, crushing chest pain, blurred vision, dry mouth, right arm pain
b.  Leg pain, dizziness, slurred speech, chest pain, blurred vision
c.  Weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, blurred vision, severe       
    headache with unknown cause, trouble walking
d.  Arm pain, slurred speech, leg pain, dizziness, headache

3.  Can you name three risk factors for stroke?
a.  High blood pressure, pneumonia, diabetes
b.  Atrial fibrillation, being 35 or older, high blood pressure
c.  Age 55 or older, diabetes, pneumonia, smoking
d.  Diabetes, age 55 or older, smoking, high blood pressure

4. Which three famous people have suffered a stroke?
a.  Ava Gardner, Winston Churchill, Madonna
b.  Gene Kelly, Ava Gardner, Winston Churchill
c.  Betty Davis, Cary Grant, Bill Clinton 

The correct answers:

  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. B

St. Vincent’s was named Gold Performance Achievement Award winner by the American Stroke Association guidelines program, which uses key measures for 24 months to make its determination. These include immediate use by the Stroke Center of effective medications and therapies as well as smoking -cessation.

Our goal at St. Vincent’s Primary Stroke Center is to decrease the number of strokes, to give both hope and assistance to those who have suffered stroke, and to help those in our community who been touched by stroke.

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