Think You Are Having a Stroke? Call 9-1-1 Immediately!
F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away.
|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? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?|
|T||Time to call 9-1-1 – If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.|
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