Dr. Alejandro Vargas
50 W. Washington St.
5 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States
- 80% of strokes are preventable. Talk with your doctor about managing high blood pressure or diabetes.
- Stroke can be caused either by a clot blocking the flow of blood to the brain (called an ischemic stroke) or by a blood vessel opening and preventing blood flow to the brain (called a hemorrhagic stroke). A TIA (transient ischemic attack), or "mini stroke", is caused by a temporary clot.
- Act FAST to recognize stroke. Time lost is brain lost. Learn the FAST warning signs to spot a stroke:
F. Face drooping (asymmetrical face)
A. Arm weakness (on one side)
S. Speech difficulty or slurred speech
T. Time to call 9-1-1