Being able to recognize the symptoms of a stroke is important. Act FAST is a simple tool to help you learn the signs and symptoms of stroke so you know when to seek medical attention for yourself or someone else.

Remember the word “fast” and call 911 if you notice any of these signs of stroke:

Face           Numbness or tingling

Arm            Weakness or paralysis

Speech      Difficulty talking

Time           Time is critical

Seek emergency medical assistance right away!

Make sure your family members, co-workers and friends know about Act FAST, too. The more people who Act FAST in cases of stroke, the more lives that can be saved – and the fewer the people who may have to cope with lifelong disability.

A Stroke Risk Assessment Card is provided so you may easily share with others information that may reduce their risk of having a stroke.

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