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Bhalla: Still call 911 if you have stroke symptoms

Friday, May 15, 2020

There may be another reason to be concerned amid the pandemic – but it has nothing to do with COVID-19.

The American Heart Association is raising the alarm about strokes, especially to at-risk patients who aren’t getting the help they need due to fears about the coronavirus.

The organization is reminding people to call 911 if they’re showing stroke symptoms, and to not let fears about COVID-19 get in the way of life-saving actions.

Dr. Tarun Bhalla, Director of the local Mobile Stroke Unit Program talked about how quick first responders still are during the pandemic and shared one local success story.

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