Symptoms of stroke
Sudden loss of function or weakness in face, arm, or leg
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding what is said
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, confusion, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone else has any of these symptoms.
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.