Medical Monday: Quick stroke response saves lives

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Numbness, weakness, difficulty speaking or vision changes can be warning signs of a stroke. When a person gets medical attention quickly, he or she can be given a "clot busting" medicine to help prevent permanent disability or death.

Anyone experiencing stroke symptoms should get medical attention immediately to prevent serious damage or death.

Dr. Terence Kolb from Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center says the hospital uses a team approach to recognize the symptoms and get help as quickly as possible to patients. Click on the video attached to this article to learn more about the warning signs and the strides that are being made to help patients.

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