Stroke occurs when circulation to an area of the brain is obstructed. Without its normal supply of oxygen and nutrients, this area of brain tissue begins to die within minutes.
For this reason, it is vital for a stroke victim to seek medical intervention immediately, before permanent damage is done to the brain.
In this video, Morgan Fairchild provides helpful information about the symptoms of stroke and the importance of seeking help right away. She also discusses a helpful way of remembering the warning signs, called “Give me 5 for Stroke.” Watch the complete clip to learn more.
At Regional Medical Center of San Jose, our emergency department is always available to provide expert treatment to you and your loved ones. If you are interested in learning more about our comprehensive emergency services, contact our staff today at (888) 762-8881.