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Clinical stroke director provides helpful tips on how to spot a stroke
SAN ANTONIO – Timing is crucial, especially in a medical emergency, and with a stroke, every second counts. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, according to Baptist Health System. To better serve the community, Baptist Health System’s Brain and Stroke Network provides San Antonio and surrounding counties with increased access to higher acuity stroke and neurosurgical services. Michele Patterson, a comprehensive clinical stroke director for Baptist Health System, has tips on how to recognize stroke symptoms:What are the symptoms of a stroke? An important part about stroke recovery is it’s a marathon and not a sprint so it takes a lot of persistence and a lot of perseverance.
Have heart attack symptoms? Don’t delay emergency medical care
February is Heart Month and it’s very important to know the signs of a heart attack so as to not delay care, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. The CDC also reports that about 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year; that’s one in every four deaths. Pollard said it’s of utmost importance to contact your physician, or even go to the emergency room if needed, when having heart attack symptoms. If you are interested in virtual classes on hearth health, breastfeeding, stroke awareness, baby care, car seat safety or newborn care, click or tap here.