F ace – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech – Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can he/she repeat the sentence correctly?
Time – If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is important. Call 9-1-1 or get to the hospital fast. Brain cells are dying.
Stroke symptoms include:
If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms above, call 9-1-1 immediately. Note the time the first symptom was experienced. This information is important to a health care provider and can affect treatment decisions.
If a person has experienced ANY of these symptoms, they may have had a TIA or mini-stroke.
~ Act F.A.S.T. courtesy of the National Stroke Association