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CAMC General Hospital
501 Morris Street
Charleston, WV 25301
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When it comes to stroke, the magic number is three: stroke patients who are treated within three hours of the start of symptoms are more likely to recover with little or no disability. The three-hour clock starts ticking the minute you begin having symptoms, not when you come into the ER. If you wait at home for an hour, your window for effective treatment drops to two hours or less. Add the time needed for a full evaluation to determine the type of stroke and where it's located, and you don't have time to sit at home wondering if your symptoms will go away.