A stroke or "brain attack" is sometimes caused by a blood clot in the brain. Rapid treatment with medicines to dissolve the blood clot can minimize the aftereffects of a stroke, such as weakness and slurred speech. The sudden onset of any of these symptoms should be considered a medical emergency (call 911):

• numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

• confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech

• trouble seeing in one or both eyes

• trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

• severe headache with no known cause


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