New FAQ: In Case of Stroke, How Your Family Should Plan Now!
A new FAQ answers what your family should plan NOW, and what do in case you have an A-Fib-related stroke.
“In case I have a A-Fib stroke, what does my family need to know to help me? (I’m already on a blood thinner.) What can I do to improve my odds of surviving it?”
Stroke is the most dreaded effect of having A-Fib. And an A-Fib-related stroke is usually worse because the clots tends to be larger. They often result in death or permanent disability.
Prepare Your Plan: The 4 Steps
For your own and your family’s peace of mind, you need to create a ‘Stroke Action Plan’.
Step 1: Learn the Signs of a Stroke
Make it a family affair. Discuss the most common signs of stroke: sudden weakness of the face, arm or leg, most often on one side of the body. Stroke may be associated with a headache, or may be completely painless.
Step 2―Ask Your Doctor
Discuss with your doctor what actions to take in case of stroke. For example, some doctors recommend aspirin to help avoid a second ischemic stroke (A-Fib). If so, ask what dosage.
Step 3―Locate Your Nearest ‘Certified Stroke Center’
Why a Certified Stroke Center? If a stroke victim gets to a Certified Stroke Center within four hours... Continue reading the answer—>..