Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Know the Stroke Symptoms

With having the LVAD a stroke is one of the complications that could occur. Learn what to look out for as a caregiver or yourself. If you think you or your loved one is having any of these symptoms DO NOT hesitate to call 911, Then call your VAD coordinator.
  • Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body.
  • Sudden  vision changes.
  • Sudden trouble speaking.
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.
  • Sudden problems with walking or balance.
  • A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.

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