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F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 911 for help right away.
Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech Difficulty Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
Time to call 911 If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 911 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.
Other symptoms of stroke include:
IMPORTANT – CHECK THE TIME SO YOU WILL KNOW WHEN SYMPTOMS APPEAR