Fewer than 1 in 5 Americans can identify even one symptom of a stroke. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms below, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.
To remember the symptoms of a stroke, think F.A.S.T.:
F = Face (Can you smile? Does one side of the face sag or droop?)
A = Arms (Can you raise both arms? Or does one arm drift downward?)
S = Speech (Is your speech slurred or strange-sounding? Can you repeat a single sentence?)
T = Time (If you have any of these signs or observe them in others, quickly call 911. Get to the nearest primary stroke center or hospital immediately.)