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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Updated Information on Stroke Symptoms

This is the latest that is going around about Strokes:

New Sign of a Stroke ------- Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

I asked my nephew, an ER doc and runs ER's in two hospitals, for his imput and he emailed me the following:

"Your timing is very interesting since I spent all day yesterday in meetings with The Joint Commission, attempting to get my hospital credentialled as a primary stroke center."
"The information is correct. Tongue deviation may be a sign of stroke, but it is unlikely that this would be the only symptom. The correct way to test for tongue deviation is to ask the person to stick out their tongue. The tip of the tongue should point straight forward. If not, it could represent problems with the 12th cranial nerve (hypoglossal nerve). This nerve exits the brain very low (just above the spinal cord) so its unlikely that a stroke would only affect this nerve."

Keep up the good work.

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