Stroke Symptoms

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Spot a Stroke FAST

– Face Drooping

Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.

– Arm Weakness

Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

– Speech Difficulty

Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?

– Time to call 9-1-1

If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.

 

 

BEYOND F.A.S.T. — OTHER SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULD KNOW

– Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg

– Sudden confusion or trouble 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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