Dentist Sandy Springs: Stick out Your Tongue, Stoke Victim

The new sign of a stroke may be diagnosed by sticking out your tongue.

The old version for diagnosing a stroke is STR:

S  *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T  *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE, coherently.  (i.e. It is sunny out today.)

R  *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.  If they can not do this in sync, they may have had a stroke.

New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue.   STR will be or should be STRT.   

The  new or additional diagnosing sign of a stroke is how the tongue appears.

NOTE:   Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’; if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

It only takes a few seconds to diagnose this.

This image shows an Intracerebral and Intraven...
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Neurologists recommend that if one can get a stroke victim to the hospital within 3 hours it can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally.  The trick is getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours (which is tough but doable).

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328


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