Can the side effects of a stroke worsen before receiving emergency care?

The effects of a stroke can worsen before the person receives emergency care. Any delay in the treatment of a stroke increases the odds that damage will be permanent and that disabilities will occur. The effects of a stroke can also worsen over time.

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