Stroke Care

Act FAST

Is it a stroke? Act FAST

Learn the warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and call 911 immediately if you see signs of a stroke.

F - FACE: Does one side of the face droop? Ask the person to smile.

A - ARMS: Does one arm drift downward? Ask the person to raise both arms.

S - SPEECH: Is their speech slurred or are the words not coming out right? Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase.

T - TIME: Time to act! Call 911 and get the person to a certified stroke center immediately.

Note the time when any symptoms first appear. Quick response is critical for recovery after a stroke. If given within three hours of the first symptoms, clot-buster medication may reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke. Learn as many stroke symptoms as possible so you can recognize a stroke right away.

Stroke Symptoms and Care

Stroke symptoms include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
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