Together to End Stroke
Did you know that stroke – the No. 2 most common cause of death worldwide – is preventable, treatable and beatable?
By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.
Face DroopingDoes one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven or lopsided?
Arm WeaknessIs one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
SpeechIs speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence.
Time to Call 9-1-1If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
In the News
The latest in stroke and brain health news
Events in Your Area
Step up to make a difference.
- Greater Washington Region Heart Ball, Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Date: SAT Feb 23 - 06:30 PM
- Hearts Delight Wine Auction and Tasting, Location: Washington, DC, Date: WED Mar 06 - 06:00 PM
- 34th Annual Golf Tournament, Location: Woodmont Country Club, Date: MON Apr 29 - 08:30 AM
- Lawyers Have Heart, Location: Washington Harbour, Georgetown, Date: SAT Jun 08 - 07:00 AM
Learn about the warning signs of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest.
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