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AT A GLANCE BY SHELLEY FLANNERY
Stroke patients who
get to the emergency
room in less than
three hours from
symptom onset are
less likely to have
stroke-related disability three months
later, compared with
patients who waited
to seek treatment.
Call 911 right away.
Blood unable to pass clot
Blood leaks into the brain
through a burst blood vessel
INSIDE A STROKE
Time is of the essence when it comes to stroke.
But that doesn't mean these so-called "brain
attacks" come out of nowhere. The disease
process leading up to a stroke takes months, years or
sometimes even decades to transpire.
W IN TER 2016
ILLUSTRATION BY THINKSTOCK
Knowing what happens before, during and
after a brain attack could help save your life
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