|Stroke Signs and Symptoms
- A sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg — especially on one
side of the body.
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
Act FAST and Call 911
Use FAST to remember the warning signs:
|F = Face
||Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
|A = Arms
||Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
|S = Speech
||Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred?
|T = Time
||If you observe any of these signs, note the time and call 911 immediately.
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Established by Carolinas HealthCare System, Carolinas Stroke Network is a comprehensive network that provides rapid, state-of-the-art treatment to patients suffering an acute stroke.