Stroke Prevention & Awareness - A Special Lunch & Learn Program
Learn about the signs, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of stoke. Registration Required
Tues, May 10
11:30 am - 1 pm
Pennridge Senior Center, Silverdale (Lunch included FREE)
Denise Kistler, RN, GVH Stroke Program Coordinator
To register or for more information, call the Grand View Info Line at 215-453-4300
Stroke Warning Signs
Know the early warning signs of stroke. The sudden onset of one or more of these symptoms is the most common warning sign of stroke:
- Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Confusion or trouble speaking or understanding
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
- Severe headache with no known cause
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you experience any of these symptoms or observe someone else with these symptoms. Time lost is brain lost.
Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)
Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)—commonly called mini-strokes—are a warning of an impending stroke. According to the American Heart Association, symptoms of a TIA are usually the same as a stroke, only temporary.
TIAs signal a decreased blood supply to the brain. Although TIAs resolve within hours, you should go to the emergency department immediately if you experience a TIA.
For additional information on the Stroke Program at Grand View Hospital, please call our Stroke Program Coordinator at 215-453-4314.