Stroke Prevention

Stroke is the third-highest cause of death in Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador has a higher rate of stroke than any other province; many strokes can be prevented, if patients learn to recognize the signs that they have had or are going to have one, and get to a hospital immediately for treatment.

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Stroke is the third-highest cause of death in Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador has a higher rate of stroke than any other province; many strokes can be prevented, if patients learn to recognize the signs that they have had or are going to have one, and get to a hospital immediately for treatment.

If your

Face is numb

Arm is weak

Speech is slurred

Time is short! Get yourself to an Emergency Room as soon as possible!

A stroke can happen when one of the two carotid arteries supplying blood to the brain becomes very narrow. That narrowing can be detected through testing available at many ERs around the province.

One in five strokes in Newfoundland and Labrador occur after warning symptoms appear, which means they were preventable.

Learn the recognize the signs of stroke! Be #healthcareful!

Check out and share Dr. Browne’s message on YouTube, and take a look at some of the additional information we’ve prepared to learn more.

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