Time is essential when it comes to treating people for stroke.
The newer drugs must be injected into the patient within three hours of symptoms to have a significant effect.
The Journal of the American Medical Association gives these warning signs of stroke:
If you or anyone around you has any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical help.
Call 911 or take the patient to the Emergency Room of a Hospital.
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