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Stroke selfie by woman helped doctors in quick diagnosis (Video)
Stroke selfie by woman helped doctors in quick diagnosis

Stroke selfie by woman helped doctors in quick diagnosis (Video)

A 49-year-old Toronto-area woman was recently turned away by physicians after complaining of stroke-like symptoms, telling her she was just stressed-out. But when it happened again, she took a selfie video to offer definitive proof.

The video shows Yepes describing her symptoms: the left side of her face is drooping and her speech is slurred. She said she cannot move her left arm or leg.

She got herself to Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto where a doctor said he believed she had been experiencing transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

The physician referred her to the stroke unit at Toronto Western Hospital, where tests confirmed the diagnosis, Huffington Post Canada reported.
“We have never had a patient do this before. I guess for a patient who wanted someone to believe her symptoms were real, it was absolutely incredible,” said stroke neurologist Cheryl Jaigobin.

“When we saw the video selfie, we were absolutely convinced that her deficits were clearly because of a mini stroke or a TIA,” he added.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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