Gaithersburg Washington-Grove Volunteer Fire Department
Gaithersburg - Washington Grove
Volunteer Fire Department
Montgomery County Maryland
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Gaithersburg Washington-Grove Volunteer Fire Department
Station 8 801 Russell Avenue . Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879 . (301) 948-0660
Station 28 7272 Muncaster Mill Road . Rockville, Maryland 20855 . (301) 921-9330
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KNOW THE SIGNS OF A STROKE

Getting to the hospital in time can make a huge difference for someone who has had a stroke. There's a three-hour window during which time stroke victims can benefit from a drug known as T-P-A (tissue plasminogen activator). A study by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has found that those who are given T-P-A are at least 30 percent more likely to recover from their stroke with little or no disability. But the NINDS reports only a fraction of stroke victims are getting to the hospital in time to benefit from the drug.

The sooner a stroke is recognized, 9-1-1 is called and the patient is taken to a hospital, the better the chances for recovery. So, know the signs of a stroke:
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

If one of more of these symptoms appears suddenly don't wait....call 9-1-1.

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