¿Qué es R.Á.P.I.D.O.? Learn about the new Spanish acronym for the signs of a stroke.

An episode of House Calls: Real Docs, Real Talk

The chances of surviving a stroke and avoiding disability improve if emergency treatment begins rapidly. Stroke is the number four cause of death for Hispanic men and the number three cause of death for Hispanic women. That's why researchers developed a Spanish acronym to raise awareness of stroke symptoms in the Hispanic community.

R. Rostro caído
Á. Alteración del equilibrio
P. Pérdida de fuerza en el brazo
I. Impedimento visual repentino
D. Dificultad para hablar
O. Obtén ayuda, llama al 911

Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez joins House Calls to share what you need to know. @DoctorMauInforma(link opens in new window)