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The study found that for the 48 patients who were sent to the hospital by ambulance, only slightly more than six in 10 of them managed to get treatment within the recommended therapeutic window of 4 ? hours after onset of stroke symptoms. But for those who travelled to the hospital by other means, the figure dropped to around just three in 10.
The study also looked at the period of time for one to call for help after stroke symptoms appeared.
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Lau, who is also president of the Hong Kong Neurological Society, said more should be done to educate the public on the symptoms of strokes and increase their chances of receiving timely treatment.
He said symptoms included slurred speech, a drooping face and weak or numb limbs. Lau said if someone is experiencing one or more of those symptoms, they should call an ambulance and head to a hospital.
“One should call the ambulance even if they are just feeling a bit uncertain,” said Lau. “Ordinary people should be allowed to be inaccurate sometimes when calling for an ambulance.”
According to information from the Hong Kong Stroke Fund, stroke is the number four cause of death in Hong Kong and kills about 3,000 people a year in the city.