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CLINICAL TRIALS ARE JUST ONE REASON TO SEEK HELP AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE IF YOU SUSPECT A STROKE, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS


Cerebrovascular accidents, more commonly known as strokes, are medical emergencies that may not seem that way.  Judy Huang, a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins who is currently studying a new treatment for one type of stroke, describes symptoms that should motivate someone to seek immediate care.

HUANG: A cerebrovascular accident is a huge, all encompassing term that can be caused by many different underlying problems.  Whenever someone notices, for example, that they can’t talk, or they have weakness of one side of the body or have some numbness or tingling, there are many many reasons that this can happen.  The most devastating one is a cerebrovascular accident but even a cerebrovascular accident has many, many underlying causes.  So rapid evaluation is key, to be able to then implement immediate treatment.    :33

At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.


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