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Numbness or pain in the left arm; shortness of breath; and pressure on the chest.

The symptoms of a heart attack have been ingrained in society by educational campaigns and popular culture. But when it comes to strokes, the warning signs can be nebulous and easily overlooked.


"The signs and symptoms of a stroke can be subtle," said Dr. Gregory Kays, director of emergency medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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