World Stroke Day is a day to learn and remind ourselves of the F.A.S.T. signs of strokes.
F.A.S.T. Warning Signs
Use the letters in F.A.S.T. to spot a Stroke
F = Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
A = Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S = Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred?
T = Time to call 911 – Stroke is an emergency. Every minute counts. Call 911 immediately. Note the time when any of the symptoms first appear.
To learn about other stroke symptoms and play the stroke game so that you learn what the warning signs of stroke might look, feel and/or sound like click here.
Where the American Stroke Association offers lots of resources and information.
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