DCND neurologists cover stroke care at several area hospitals.

A stroke is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain usually triggered by a blocked or ruptured blood vessel. According to the American Stroke Association, it’s the 5th leading cause of death in the country.

Strokes can be prevented by maintaining a proper blood pressure, eating right and exercising.

Time is a critical part of stroke care so the minute you think you or a loved one is suffering from one, call 9-1-1.

We often use the acronym F.A.S.T to know the symptoms.

Face Drooping

Arm Weakness

Speech Difficulty

Time to call 9-1-1.