If this is an emergency, please dial 911 immediately and explain that the person is experiencing stroke symptoms.
“Stroke Heroes Act F.A.S.T.” because every minute counts.
- Face: Does one side of the face droop? Ask the person to smile.
- Arm: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- Speech: Is the speech slurred? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, such as "Jack ran to the store." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
- Time: If someone is showing signs of any of these symptoms, time is essential.