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Thousands ignore stroke warning signs, new report says
3:00pm Saturday 3rd May 2014 in News
THOUSANDS of people are putting themselves at risk of a stroke by dismissing their passing symptoms as 'just a funny turn', when in fact they are a mini stroke.
A new report by the Stroke Association reveals only a fifth (22%) of people experiencing symptoms of a mini-stroke dial 999.
The charity says if all mini-strokes were treated in time, around 10,000 strokes could be prevented annually and the NHS and care services could save more than £200million.
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