"Approximately 800,000 Strokes will occur this year." ----National Stroke Association
The acronym F.A.S.T. has been adopted by the National Stroke Association as an excellent tool to help people learn the warning signs of stroke.
Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.