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F.A.S.T Stroke Signs

F.A.S.T. is:
F – Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb?  Ask the person to smile.
A – Arm Weakness: Is one arm weak or numb?  Ask the person to raise both arms.  Does one arm drift downward?
S – Speech Difficulty: Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand?  Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like, “The sky is blue.”  Is the sentence repeated correctly?
T – Time to call 9-1-1: If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
Additional stroke signs include: sudden severe headache with no known cause; sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; or sudden confusion or trouble understanding.
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