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Mock Stroke Scenario Pushes Residents to Take Action

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(NBC5-TV News) Hundreds and thousands of Americans suffer surprise strokes each year, now a North Texas hospital is using it’s new primary stroke center certification to show the community how acting quickly can save lives.

The doctors and nurses at Texas Health Rockwall know a stroke can strike anytime. On Wednesday they used a grocery store, to show how to save a life at the first signs of a stroke.

“The faster you get to a hospital, the faster they can get medication on board, hopefully that will break up a clot that’s in your brain,” said Jason Piecek from Rockwall County EMS.

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