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I think I’m having a stroke: What should I do?

If you are having one or more of the warning signs for strokes, seek emergency medical attention immediately. From the onset of a stroke, a three-hour window exists for physicians to assess, diagnose and determine treatment options for a stroke. Time wasted at home is time wasted for treatment.

Warning signs
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg especially on one side of the body
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Emergency Center Procedures

St. Mary Mercy Livonia is part of the Michigan Stroke Network. St. Mary Mercy has the ability to offer "telemedicine," which utilizes a personal robot to contact physicians from surrounding hospitals to perform advanced assessments using video technology to determine the best treatment option.

Once it has been determined that you have had a stroke, you may be scheduled for one or more diagnostic tests to establish the cause.

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