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Use FAST to remember the stroke warning signs.
Recognize the symptoms of FAST and perform some simple tasks.
Face – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech – Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can he/she repeat the sentence correctly?
Time – If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is important. Call 911 or get to Sparrow Hospital fast. Brain cells are dying.