Although some of these may be a symptom of another, benign or less dangerous condition such as
,they should be taken seriously and prompt an immediate visit to the ER as most stroke treatments such as
thrombolysis or "clot-busting"
need to be given as early as 3 hours from the start of symptoms to be effective in preventing
Although some stroke-like features may occur in other conditions such as
the suddenness of onset of the symptoms should alert both patients and physicians to the possibility of stroke.