Strokes are a common and severe neurological disease. Immediate attention in a center with adequate equipment available fibrinolysis neurology, stroke unit and possibility of rescue intraarterial clearly improves prognosis. In Spain have been constituted stroke units in most regions and by early stroke code move patients to these centers.
The recommendations of the NIH are very useful and are in Castilian.
In the United States their knowledge is disseminated by the phrase:
Summarizes the following points are essential for early detection of this disease
We make the patient smile and see if the mouth deviates
We tell you to raise your arms and see if transgress
We will talk and see if mispronounced, words can not issue or change for each other
We act fast by calling 112 and commented that we are facing a possible stroke.