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
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