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SCRMC HealthBreak | Edmund Chinchar, MD – Signs of Stroke

Posted on October 29, 2018

The Emergency Department at South Central Regional Medical Center is adding new physicians to its team of experts in the field of emergency medicine. One of those is Dr. Edmund Chinchar who served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy for 4 years prior to attending medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at LSU. He discusses the signs and symptoms of a stroke.  Emergency medicine physicians see a lot of stroke patients as someone in the US has a stroke about once every 40 seconds. That’s why Dr. Chinchar says it’s important to recognize the signs of a stroke and to seek immediate treatment. Dr. Cinchar says, “The things you want to watch for in yourself or a loved one are a drooping on one side of the face, a weakness, especially just on one side of the body.” Other symptoms of stroke include: Trouble seeing in one or both eyes. Sudden dizziness, trouble walking or loss of balance. A sudden and severe headache with no obvious cause. Getting to the emergency department as soon as possible is key.  Don’t wait.

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