By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.
Use the letters in "F.A.S.T." to spot stroke signs and know when to call 9-1-1.
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.
Additional Symptoms of Stroke
If someone shows any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 or emergency medical services immediately.
Sudden Trouble Seeing
Sudden Trouble Walking
Sudden Severe Headache
After Calling 911
Receiving timely stroke treatment is an important step to recovery. Learn why:
I Will Act F.A.S.T!
Knowing the warning signs of a stroke may be the difference between recovery and disability. This American Stroke Month, learn to think and act F.A.S.T.