F. A. S. T. (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) - Symptoms Of A Stroke
Do you know the warning signs of a stroke?
The warning signs of stroke include:
Time lost is brain lost -- don't hesitate to act!
If you or someone with you has one or more of these signs, don't delay! Immediately call 911 or the emergency medical services number so an ambulance can be sent for you. Also, check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared. It's very important to take immediate action. If given within three hours of the start of symptoms, a clot-busting drug can reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke.
DHS Publication P-43080: F. A. S. T. (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) - Symptoms Of A Stroke (Rev. 11/10) (PDF, 192 KB)
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Last Revised: March 19, 2013