American Stroke Association

Did you know that stroke – the No. 2 most common cause of death worldwide – is preventable, treatable and beatable?

"I Will Not Have a Stroke."

That small sentence is a powerful declaration and a promise to change. During American Stroke Month, find out how you can help prevent stroke.

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By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

Face Drooping

Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?

Arm Weakness

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech 

Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."

Time to Call 9-1-1

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital immediately. 

Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

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