Stroke: two ‘subtle’ but ‘significant’ signs that are often overlooked, leading to a delay in treatment

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In 21.2 percent of the cases, a fall was the reason for the call to the emergency services.

However, subtle symptoms were rarely mentioned, with numbness in 7.8 percent of cases and dizziness in 5.6 percent of cases.

Only 19.8 percent of callers cited a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), a mini-stroke, as the possible cause of the health problem.

“The infrequent use of the term ‘stroke’ in calls to dispatchers is indicative of insufficient knowledge about stroke symptoms in the population of our study area,” Dr. Handschu said.

Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk

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