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Ochsner Lafayette General cancels stroke screenings

Posted at 6:07 AM, Nov 19, 2020

UPDATE: Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center says that the stroke screening being offered on Saturday, November 21, has been canceled.

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center was scheduled to offer the free stroke screenings at the Burdin Riehl Center.

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, those screenings have been canceled.

Ochsner is reminding everyone of stroke signs and symptoms. The Health System says that everyone should be aware of the acronym B.E.F.A.S.T.

Stroke signs and symptoms that should prompt patients to call 9-1-1 for emergency medical attention are:

B--balance, sudden loss of balance, severe dizziness

E--eyes, sudden loss of vision

F--facial drooping

A--arm or leg weakness, numbness

S--slurred speech, unable to speak, confusion

T--time to get to the hospital.

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