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A selfie may have saved her life

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 A 49-year-old Ontario woman made a video that her doctors were able to use to save her life.

Stacey Yepes went to the hospital days earlier and was told she was stressed.

The video clearly shows not a woman under stress but a woman having a stroke.

"Don't wait. Don't watch to see if it goes away. Call the ambulance and get to the hospital. If it turns out to be nothing - no big deal, but if it turns out to be something we can sometimes treat it and make a big difference in how patients do," says Dr. Javier Provencio of the Cleveland Clinic.

There is an easy acronym to remember the signs of a stroke, the word is fast.
Face- does one side of your face droop
Arms- does one arm drift as you try to raise them
Speech- slurred speech is a telltale sign
Time- call 911 immediately

Yepes was showing all the symptoms.

The faster a stroke is treated, the less damage is done. A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is blocked.

Strokes are one of our top killers, but it's also highly preventable.

"Things that your doctor tells you to do, they tell you to do in every commercial. You exercise, you keep your weight down, you eat healthy and you go see your doctor at regular times," says Provencio.

And make sure your doctor is listening to your symptoms - so you don't need video proof.
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