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Is a stroke serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A stroke is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. People who suffer a stroke need emergency medical attention in order to prevent as much damage to the brain as possible. Over 50 percent of people who suffer a hemorrhagic stroke will die in a matter of days. Even with early treatment, many people who suffer a stroke will have lasting damage to the brain that may affect their mobility, speech, memory, or other functions.

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