(781) 624-8000       
Advanced Search

    

Physician Referral
(781) 624-6673

Patient RelationsMaps & DirectionsSend Flowers or a GiftWays to GiveFind a Doctor
 
Cardiovascular Care

Act FAST in Case of Stroke

Treatment exists to minimize the effects of stroke; however it must be given within three hours of first symptoms.  To recognize stroke symptoms and save a life, learn to think FAST.

F    Face:  Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

A    Arms:  Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift
      downward?

S    Speech:  Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence.  
       Are the words slurred?

T    Time:  If you observe any of these signs, it's time to call 9-1-1.

Watch the "Stroke Heroes Act F.A.S.T." Video

    

South Shore Hospital's MyHealth Patient Portal

Check test results, review diagnostic imaging reports and more.

 
   
 
Learn More