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Learn the Signs of Stroke - FAST

When a person suffers from a stroke, it is important to get emergency medical care immediately. How do you know if a person is having a stroke? Check out the stroke signs from the American Heart Association.

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 drdift 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. Check the time so you can report when the first symptoms appeared.