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Signs to Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

HOW TO SPOT A STROKE F.A.S.T. FACE DROOPING ARM WEAKNESS SPEECH DIFFICULTY TIME TO CALL 9-1-1 Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Is speech slurred, is her or she unable to speak or hard to understand? ├ůsk the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the sentence repeated correctly? If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get him or her to the hospital immediately. American Heart Stroke Association 1 Association. American Together to End Stroke" For more information visit F.A.S.I. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of a stroke and what you need to do when it happens. When you spot the signs, call 9-1-1 right away. This is important because the sooner a stroke victim gets to the hospital, the sooner they can begin treatment. And that can make a remarkable difference in recovery. WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK SOMEONE IS HAVING A STROKE 9-1-1 Immediately call 9-1-1 so an ambulance can be sent. WHY IS CHECKING THE TIME IMPORTANT? Immediate stroke treatment may Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared. improve the chances of survival, but only if you get help right away. 3:02 DOPR Stroke is largely a preventable, treatable and beatable disease that affects On average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. 795,00 4:00 AMERICANS A YEAR. Every 4 minutes someone dies of stroke. MINUTES STROKE IS THE NO. 1 PREVENTABLE CAUSE OF DISABILITY. SPOT A STROKE M FAST American, American Heart Stroke Association Association. Council Together to End Stroke" FACE DROOPING ARM WEAKNESS SPEECH DIFFICULTY TIME TO CALL 911

Signs to Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

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An informative infographic on how to spot the signs of stroke and actions you should take when you do see these signs in someone. Stroke is the number 1 preventable cause of disability - it comes down...


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