What Is F.A.S.T?

A. Free WiFi

B. Los Angeles rush hour traffic

C. Ischemic stroke warning signs & symptoms

Answer – C

Knowing these signs & symptoms for ischemic stroke is the first step.  Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, where there is a blockage within the artery, preventing blood flow into the brain, causing millions of brain cells to die every minute.

The next step is getting the right care — know where your comprehensive stroke center is located!  There is now a surgery available (mechanical thrombectomy) to treat large ischemic strokes.  Mechanical thrombectomy is a minimally invasive, surgical clot retrieval that opens up the blocked artery and restores blood flow into the brain.  The faster this surgery can be performed, the better the outcome (=less disability) from the ischemic stroke!

#IschemicStroke #LVO #MechanicalThrombectomy #ComprehensiveStrokeCenter

 


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