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AT A GLANCE BY SHELLEY FLANNERY

3

HOURS
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.

ISCHEMIC STROKE
Blood unable to pass clot

HEMORRHAGIC STROKE
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.

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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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