In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, Chris Koebbe, neurosurgeon at Northside Hospital, and Mitzi Hawking, a stroke survivor, dropped by ABC Action News Studio A to talk about the risk factors for a stroke.
They noted the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms.
Hawking said she had no history of smoking or elevated blood pressure and she exercises, but it didn't stop her from suffering a stroke at age 43 less than a year ago. She has made a full recovery,.
Koebbe stressed the importance of the FAST process to determine whether you may be having a stroke.
T-Time to call 911
Reacting quickly when symptoms occur is crucial