What Is an Ischemic Stroke?

By boone
Reviewed: Dr. Mera
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2. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of an Ischemic Stroke?

The symptoms associated with an ischemic stroke vary depending on where the clot forms. People commonly experience muscle weakness, which may affect only one side of the body, and intense dizziness. Confusion, face drooping, visual disturbances, and coordination problems may also occur.

A common acronym used to help people remember the symptoms of stroke is FAST, which stands for Face, Arms, Speech, and Time. Having one side of the face droop, experiencing difficulties raising the arms, and slurring when speaking all mean it is time to seek prompt care.

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