You have had a stroke also known as a CVA - cerebrovascular accident.
In this film, we will show you the various stages of care you will receive in the emergency ward to help you understand what has happened and enable you to identify possible signs of recurrence. We will also explain how to prevent having another CVA.
Sometimes an attack lasts only a short time. This is known as a transient ischemic attack or TIA. This film deals with both CVAs and TIAs which share the same warning signs, function in a similar way and have identical risk factors.
A CVA needs to be dealt with immediately. Every minute counts. The faster the treatment the better one's chance of survival.