There’s a simple way to spot a stroke – BE FAST. Knowing how to identify a stroke can save someone’s life. Time is especially critical for a stroke victim – each minute, two million brain cells die. The more quickly a stroke victim finds the care they need, the less likely there will be permanent damage.
Here’s how you can spot a stroke:
- Sudden loss of balance.
- Sudden vision changes.
- Sudden face drooping.
- Sudden arm/leg weakness.
- Sudden slurred or garbled speech.
- Time is critical. Call 911.