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Recovery from a stroke takes time, depending on the severity of it, the areas affected, and the condition of the patient.

It may take weeks, months, or years, and some stroke victims may have lifelong disabilities, while some may recover completely.

Having had a stroke is one of the primary risk factors for having another one, and knowing the warning signs of a stroke, and what to do when having one, can literally be a matter of life and death. Early and immediate medical attention is vital to the best possiblity of recovery from stroke.

If you feel you are having a stroke, call 911, and have an ambulance take you to the hospital emergency room; do not drive yourself or let someone else drive you.

Contact Us

You can contact the Northwestern Stroke Center at 312-926-5188 or by the external transfer line at 312-926-3321.

Last UpdateJanuary 31, 2013