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Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

Stroke is a brain attack and should be treated as an Emergency! Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke to protect you and your loved ones. Signs and symptoms may include:

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

During a Stroke…Think FAST:

Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of their face droop?
Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Ask the person to say a simple sentence. Does their speech sound slurred or strange?
Time: Time is IMPORTANT and every second counts, call 9-11 immediately!

 

Stroke is a brain attack and should be
treated as an Emergency!

  Don’t ignore the signs and symptoms of stroke,
 call 9-1-1 immediately
Time lost is brain lost!