Ischaemic stroke

September 21, 2016

Is dad having a stroke? What do I do?

You’re having your usual Sunday afternoon chat with dad, he’s laughing at one of your lame jokes – and suddenly stops. He says something, but you can’t hear what it is. His speech is slurred and his infectious smile is suddenly gone. Is he having a stroke? We hope that you never have to experience this. If you do, though, we want to be sure you’re prepared. What is happening? When someone has a stroke, the blood supply to their brain gets cut off; blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the brain and without these, cells become damaged and die.…
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