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New Acronym Identifies Signs of Stroke for Hispanic Community
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American Heart Association — Researchers have developed a new Spanish acronym aimed to raise awareness of stroke symptoms in the Hispanic community. Known as RAPIDO, it seeks to replicate the popular FAST mnemonic that exists in English.
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