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Know the Signs of a Stroke


Think “FAST”

F - Face - Ask the person to smile; is his face drooping on one side?

A - Arms - Is she able to lift both arms equally, or is one arm suddenly weaker?

S - Speech - Is his speech garbled, or is he unable to speak?

T - Time - It’s time to call 9-1-1- for help.

Other signs can include sudden:

  • Changes in vision or balance
  • Dizziness
  • Severe headache
  • Weakness, usually on one side of the body

If you think someone is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.  
 

Parkland Health Center has been awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.

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