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We provide 24/7 emergency stroke care. Every second counts in a stroke – there’s no time to wait. Call 911 immediately if you or a loved one is having a stroke.

How to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

A stroke is a serious condition that cuts off blood flow to the brain. It could result in brain loss and disability if not treated immediately. Knowing the warning signs of a stroke are of critical importance. F.A.S.T. is what you should think of when you think you or someone near you may be having a stroke:

FACE – Does one side of the face droop?

ARMS – Is one arm weak or numb?

SPEECH – Is the speech slurred?

TIME – Time is critical.

Additional symptoms of stroke include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg
  • Sudden vision change
  • Sudden speech problems
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements
  • Sudden problems with walking or balance
  • Sudden severe headache that is different from past headaches.
  • Key to Preventing a Stroke is Managing Your Risk Factors

Did you know?

  • Stroke is now the fifth leading cause of death in the United States
  • 80% of strokes are preventable
  • Factors such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, an irregular heartbeat, and even family history may affect your risk of having a stroke

Assess Your Stroke Risk

Take our free stroke health risk assessment to learn more about your risk, and to take action to prevent future complications.


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