A stroke is the sudden onset of focal neurological symptoms due to a sudden injury to the brain.  The symptoms that occur are dependent on the part of the brain involved, but may include sudden onset of weakness and/or numbness on one side of the body, sudden change in speech or vision, or the worst headache of your life.  A stroke can be caused by either a blood clot blocking the flow of blood to the brain or by bleeding in the brain. Signs of stroke include:

  • Numbness or loss of strength in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion or mental fogginess, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech
  • Difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause


F.A.S.T is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you notice these signs, it is important to react quickly in getting help but time is of the essence.


Ask the person to smile. Does one side of his face droop?


Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?


Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?


If you observe any of these signs, call 9-11 immediately!

When a stroke occurs, time is of the essence

The physicians of Newport Neurospecialists and Newport Neurohospitalists are a unique group of specially trained hospital based physicians with specialized training and experience in treating stroke patients.

The Hoag Stroke Program Medical Director, Dr. David Brown, is a subspecialty fellowship trained Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease trained Neurologist who directs the care for stroke patients at Hoag Hospital and in the outpatient clinic setting. For ischemic (blood clot) strokes, time is of the essence. Acute therapies include tPA (a clot busting medicine) or Intra-arterial treatments to remove the clot.

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