What can be the consequences of misdiagnosing a stroke?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Stroke is a blood clot that gets lodged in the brain. A brain attack, as strokes are often called, produces different symptoms depending on where the clot affects the brain, and in turn, affects muscle control, speech, vision and balance. Misdiagnosing a stroke can be deadly because one stroke puts you at risk for another and early clot-busting treatment can reduce the aftereffects.

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