Every minute counts when someone is having a stroke. It’s important to know the signs of stroke because immediate treatment can save someone’s life and prevent or reduce disability.
Know the warning signs of a stroke - think "FAST"
Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
Time: If you observe any of these signs, it's time to call 911 or get to the nearest hospital.