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Stroke is the thrid leading cause of death in Virginia. Called a “brain attack,” stroke touches four out of five American families and kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Stroke is non-discriminating. About one-third of all strokes occurs in women younger than 65.

One of the best steps you can take is to learn the symptoms of stroke and actively manage your own risks. If you think someone may be having a stroke, act F.A.S.T. and call 911.

Could this be a stroke? Remember to Think and Act F.A.S.T. by doing this test

F= Face         Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A=Arm           Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S=Speech    Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or
T=Time         If you observe any of these signs, it’s time to call 9-1-1. Studies show stroke
                       patients who arrive at the hospital by ambulance receive quicker treatment than
                       those who arrive on their own.

Learn more about stroke symptoms, treatment and more by listening to these audio files:

Primary Stroke Centers
Stroke Signs and Symptoms
Stroke Risk Factors
Preventing Strokes
Stroke Trials at Sentara
Treatment for Strokes - Don't Wait

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