Knowing the warning signs of a stroke is important. When a stroke occurs, quick treatment can help save the life of a loved one, as well as preserve their quality of life.
A simple way to remember the warning signs of a stroke is to remember the FAST acronym:
F Face drooping
A Arm weakness
S Speech difficulty
T Time to call 9-1-1
Stroke is an emergency! If you or a loved one experiences any of these sypmtoms, call 911 immediately. Treatment is more effective if started early. Every minute counts when treating stroke. Time is brain.