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VIDEO: Selfie Helps Woman's Stroke Diagnosis

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For the most part, taking selfie pics and videos is a pretty frivolous activity but one woman's selfie video may have just saved her life.

49-year old Stacey Yepes, a legal secretary from Canada, was quick to pull out her phone when she began to feel numbness in her face.

Days before she had gone to the ER after feeling the same sensation, but at the time symptoms had gone away and tests came up negative for a stroke.

Doctors gave Yepes breathing techniques but those were ineffective. Yepes experienced the same symptoms in consecutive days — the first leaving the hospital parking lot on April 1.

Yepes says she knew she needed to capture what was happening for doctors to see directly.

With doctors having access to her video for the second time, they were able to diagnose her as having a mini-stroke. After being treated, she is expected to make a full recovery.

According to the National Stroke Organization, 55,000 women have strokes each year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said signs of stroke generally include sudden numbness, confusion and difficulty walking.

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