PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What should I do if I have symptoms of stroke?

ANSWER

Immediately call 911 if you or someone you know has symptoms of a stroke. Stroke is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can save your life or increase your chances for a full recovery.

The American Heart Association uses the memory tool known as F.A.S.T. to recognize signs of stroke:

  • Facial drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Slurring of speech
  • Time to call 911.

From: Men and Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Stroke Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 01, 2019

SOURCE: American Stroke Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 01, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the controllable risk factors of stroke?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.