Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas Stroke Network Take the Pledge


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.