Time is essential in the prevention of
lost brain cells that die during a stroke.
If you think someone might be having a stroke do this simple test:
|F = FACE||Ask the person to smile.
Does one side of the face droop?
|A = ARMS||
Ask the person to raise both arms.
|S = SPEECH||Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence.
Are the words slurred?
Can he/she repeat the sentence correctly?
|T = TIME||If the person shows any of these symptoms:
CALL 9-1-1 immediately or get to the hospital fast.
Brain cells are dying.
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.
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you may have had a TIA or a mini-stroke.