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If you or someone with you experiences any of these signs, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately. Acting quickly can improve your survival and recovery.
Do not drive yourself or the person having a stroke to the hospital – an ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care.
What to expect at the hospital
The paramedics will take you to the closest hospital with a specialized program for stroke care. They can call ahead so hospital staff are prepared for your arrival.
You should receive medical attention soon after you arrive. If you don’t, let the emergency department staff know.