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Get Stroke Smart!
Can you recognize and react to Stroke?
Take this test and find out.

I. I might be having a stroke if I felt... True False
1. Tightness or pressure in my chest
2. A sudden, unusual or severe headache
3. Paralysis on one side
4. Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
5. Unexplained fever or elevated temperature
6. Sudden dizziness
7. Numbness or weakness in face, arm or leg, especially on one side
8. Difficulty in breathing or chest pain
9. Nausea and vomiting
10. Blurred or loss of vision, especially in one eye

II. If I thought I was having a stroke, I would...
A. Phone my doctor and make an appointment for as soon as possible
B. Lie down and rest until the symptoms went away, especially if they were brief
C. Seek immediate medical attention at the local hospital
III. A stroke happens in the...
A. Head
B. Chest
C. Heart

Determing Your Score...
Review your answers and add up your point score as indicated below:

  1. True: 0 False: 5
  2. True: 5 False: 0
  3. True: 5 False: 0
  4. True: 5 False: 0
  5. True: 0 False: 5
  6. True: 5 False: 0
  7. True: 5 False: 0
  8. True: 0 False: 5
  9. True: 0 False: 5
  10. True: 5 False: 0
II. If you chose:
  1. A. score 3 points
  2. B. score 0 points
  3. C. score 5 points
III. If you chose:
  1. A. score 5 points
  2. B. score 0 points
  3. C. score 0 points
What's Your Stroke IQ Score?

0-25: Strike Out
Time to call your local Heart and Stroke Foundation office and get stroke savvy. Don't be discouraged . You're not alone. Most Canadians don't know the warning signs. If you recognize and react quickly to stroke's warning signs, you can greatly improve the outcome of a stroke.

26-50: Stroke Starter
You're on the right track and you scored better than most Canadians, but you could use a little tutoring from your local Heart and Stroke Foundation office. Learn the warning signs and you can help prevent or even improve the outcome of a stroke.

51-60: Stroke Of Genius
Congratulations! As far as stroke knowledge goes, you're smarter than the average Canadian! Now it's time to do some post-graduate work. Call your local Heart and Stroke office and learn the risk factors of stroke. Find out if you may be at risk