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Stroke Video


Tariq Doorani, MD is the Stroke Program Medical Director at Banner Baywood Medical Center

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ASK THE EXPERT: Stroke Video - Full Transcription

Text:     This video is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not intended to
provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

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Audio:  Opening Theme Music

Text: Banner Health Presents
             Ask the Expert
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Text: Gracie Chavez, Banner Health Correspondent

Image: Gracie Chavez, Interviewer, questions:

Audio:  “Doctor, what is a stroke and what causes it?”

Text: Tariq Doorani, MD
 Stroke Program Medical Director
 Banner Baywood Medical Center

Image: Tariq Doorani, MD, answers:

Audio:  “A stroke is the sudden loss of a part of the brain function. It is usually caused by a blocked artery supplying blood through that part of the brain. But it can also be sometimes caused by a rupture of that artery supplying blood to that part of the brain.”

Image: Gracie Chavez questions:

Audio:  “What are some warning signs of a stroke?”

Image: Tariq Doorani, MD, answers:

Text: Warning Signs of A Stroke: Blurred Vision

Audio:  “Sudden onset of double or blurred vision.”

Text: Speech Difficulty

Audio:  “Sudden onset of speech difficulty: that can be difficulty in understanding what the other person is saying or difficulty in forming words.

Text: Trouble swallowing.

Audio:  “Sudden onset of trouble swallowing.”

Text: Inability to hear

Audio:  “Sudden onset of inability to hear.”

Text: Spinning sensation or vertigo

Audio:  “Sudden onset of a spinning sensation or vertigo.”

Text: Weakness or paralysis

Audio:  “Sudden onset of weakness or paralysis of one side of the body. That could be just an arm or leg or the whole side.”

Text: Numbness and tingling

Audio:  “Sudden onset numbness and tingling of one side of the body. Again, that could be just an arm or leg or the whole side.”

Image: Gracie Chavez questions:

Audio:  “What should you do if you think you’re having a stroke?”

Image: Tariq Doorani, MD, answers:

Text: Call 9-1-1

Audio:  “If you think that you are having a stroke, you should call 911 because, if you are seen right away, your chances of recovery are much better.”

Text:     For more health information from Banner Health experts
Please visit or call Banner Health’s Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1(800) 230-CARE (2273)

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