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Stroke Symptoms

Think F.A.S.T. to Act Against Stroke

F.A.S.T. is a quick and easy way to recognize the signs of stroke, from The American Stroke Association. Remember to think F.A.S.T. if you or someone else experiences:

F – Face drooping – Ask the person to smile to see if one side of the face is drooping or numb

A – Arm weakness – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift down?

S – Speech difficulty – Is speech slurred? Can the person repeat a simple sentence correctly and clearly?

T – Time to call 911 if you see any of these signs, even if the symptoms go away – The person needs to go to the hospital immediately.

Recognize Stroke Signs and Symptoms

Call “911” immediately if any of these stroke symptoms appears suddenly:

  • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding what is being said
  • Dizziness, lack of coordination or falling
  • Severe headache
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