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submitted by one of our very own chatroom regulars , sylkyred1
I wanted to forward this information on to everyone I know as I suffered a minor stroke this past Sunday and because of this email I was able to get the help and the medication needed to prevent any serious damage or have any residual effects.
The type of stroke that I had was a blockage versus a bleeding stroke and the medicine that MUST be given within the 3 hour time frame for best results is called TPA.
Please....print this out, pass it on to everyone you know...it could save a life!!
I am living proof of it! I was very fortunate and appear to be a miracle
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours, he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally.
He said the
trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and getting to the
patient within 3 hours, which is tough.
So simple - - this literally saved Susie's life - - Some angel sent it to Suzie's friend and they did just what it said to do. Suzie failed all three so 9-1-1 was called.
Even though she had normal blood pressure readings and did not appear to be a stroke as she could converse to some extent with the Paramedics they took her to the hospital right away.
Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps.
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.