Strokes are usually diagnosed by doing physical tests and studying images of the brain produced during a scan.
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Common symptoms of a stroke include your face dropping on 1 side, not being able to lift your arms and slurred speech.
A stroke needs to be treated in hospital as soon as possible. Treatments include medicines to treat blood clots and sometimes brain surgery.
A stroke is a very serious condition where the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. It needs to be treated in hospital as soon as possible.
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