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Stroke Signs & Symptoms: Think F.A.S.T.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a medical emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room immediately

Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms

All-star stroke care at Methodist Health System

Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, Methodist Mansfield, and Methodist Richardson medical centers are proud to announce being designated Advanced Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association.

The designation means we're optimally prepared to provide the highest level of quality health care to stroke patients — a game changer, and another reason care is shining at Methodist Health System.

What is stroke?

Stroke is an emergency. Do you know stroke warning signs? Think F.A.S.T. Think Methodist.

FACE – Does one side of the face droop?
ARMS – Is one arm weak or numb?
SPEECH – Is the speech slurred?
TIME – Time is critical.

Call 911 or get to the hospital immediately

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.

Find more information about stroke:

  • Types of stroke
    • Ischemic strokes – strokes caused by blockage of an artery
    • Hemorrhagic strokes – strokes caused by bleeding
  • Stroke diagnosis
  • Stroke treatment
  • Effects of stroke
  • Life after stroke
  • Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital* – a comprehensive, acute rehabilitation hospital that offers specialized care to patients recovering from the disabling effects of an illness or injury, including stroke.