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The acronym to help remember this is FAST

https://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/recognizing-stroke/...

F - FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

A - ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S - SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?

T - TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.


It is important to note the time the problems appeared since there is a drug that can only be used in about the first three hours. That is why the getting treatment so quickly is so important.

Not all symptoms may be present so it is best to get help if any of them are.
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