Recognizing a stroke




This might be a lifesaver if we can remember the three questions!


Is It a Stroke?
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say any bystander can recognize a stroke asking three simple questions:

* ask the individual to smile

ask him or her to raise both arms

* ask the person to speak a simple sentence

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-9-9 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. After discovering that a group of nonmedical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage."


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     有些時候,腦中風的病徵是很難界定的。 不幸地,不少人就因為未能察覺到身邊人這些徵兆而導致他們遭受嚴重的腦部損傷。現在醫生提出,只要旁觀者向傷者發出以下三個問題,便可確知他是否腦中風:


* 叫他微笑

* 叫他舉起雙臂

* 叫他說出一道簡單句子