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Stroke symptoms appear suddenly. Watch for these stroke symptoms and be prepared to act quickly whether for yourself or someone else:

Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
Sudden confusion, trouble talking, or understanding speech
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination
Sudden severe headache with no known cause. 

Can you recognize the stroke symptoms? 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
                       strange?
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.

If you think someone may be experiencing stroke symptoms, act F.A.S.T. and call 911.

Learn more about:

 What is a Stroke?
 Types of Strokes
 Stroke Effects and Evaluation
 Stroke Treatment
 Stroke Prevention

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