Conclusion Cerebral vascular accidents are a major cause of death and disability within the United States and around the world. Early recognition and treatment of acute stroke is crucial in preventing permanent disability. Public education and awareness of stroke symptoms is essential is preventing permanent loss of neurovascular and musculoskeletal function. Swift diagnosis and
5 treatment can possibly restore what was once permanent disability with the use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (Mayo Clinic, n.d.-a).
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