If someone you know were having a stroke, would you be able to recognize the signs? A simple acronym was developed to help identify the warning signs. Learning this short formula (FAST) could help you act fast and save a loved one’s life.
- F: Face – Ask the person to smile. Is one side of their face drooping?
- A: Arms – Make the person raise both arms. Is one arm drifting downward?
- S: Speech – Have the person repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred?
- T: Time – If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.
For more information on strokes, visit stroke.org.