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ACT FAST AGAINST POSSIBLE STROKE

Posted: 04.3.2017
For a stroke victim, a few minutes can mean the difference between life and death or permanent brain damage. That's why it's important to act quickly when someone is showing signs of a stroke. The acronym FAST is a simple way to remember and recognize the warning signs of stroke. F stands for face; ask the person to smile. Is one side of their face drooping or numb? A is for arm weakness; ask them to raise both arms. Does one drift down? S stands for speech; ask them to repeat a simple sentence. Is their speech slurred or strange? And T is for Time; if you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.

 

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