Recognizing Signs of Stroke: Amy's Story

Stroke | Amy's Story

At just 47 years old, Amy wasn't expecting a stroke would leave her unable to identify or communicate with her own family members. See how the expertise of Dr. Rafael Llinas helped her get the diagnosis and treatment she needed.

After experiencing what she thought were symptoms of sinus pressure -- a bad earache, toothache and migraine headaches -- Amy began hearing a loud "whoosh" sound in her head. Concerned, she sought care at her local hospital and was referred to The Johns Hopkins Hospital Stroke Center where they confirmed she had suffered a stroke.

Amy shares her story about the symptoms of stroke she experienced, her diagnosis, recovery and experience at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Stroke Center.

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Our Stroke Centers

Johns Hopkins has five stroke centers. Our centers offer advanced, specialized care to patients experiencing stroke. We're committed to evidence-based interventions that improve stroke outcomes and help patients recover. Learn more about our locations: