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Signs of Stroke
A stroke is caused when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. Disruption in blood flow occurs when either a blood clot blocks one of the vital blood vessels in the brain (ischemic stroke), or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, causing reduced blood supply to the brain (hemorrhagic stroke).
Symptoms of a stroke include sudden onset of:
- Numbness or weakness on one side of your body or face
- confusion or difficulty speaking
- vision loss
- dizziness or imbalance
- severe headache
For more information, contact The Johns Hopkins Hospital Stroke Center at 410-955-2228.
If you have questions about the Stroke Prevention and Recovery Center, please call us at 443-287-8514.
A stroke is a medical emergency. It is critical to recognize the signs of a stroke. The greatest chance for recovery from stroke occurs when treatment is started immediately. Should you experience any of these symptoms, please call 911 and immediately go to the hospital.
Request an Appointment
To request an appointment or refer a patient, please call:
Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337
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