Am I Having a Stroke?

F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember and identify the most common symptoms of a stroke .

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Additional Symptoms

Sometimes other symptoms appear separately, in combination, or with F.A.S.T. signs.

Additional Signs & Symptoms

What is Stroke?

 A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off.

Read More about Stroke

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We Can Help.

Survivors | Caregivers | Healthcare Professionals

Life After Stroke: Whether you are a stroke survivor, caregiver, or healthcare professional we strive to bring you the most up to date, unique and comprehensive resources for stroke. From online education to resources such as StrokeSmart magazine and support groups—we are here to help.

Faces of Stroke

National Stroke Association’s Faces of Stroke℠ public awareness campaign aims to change the public perceptions of stroke through education and personal stories of those impacted by the fifth leading cause of death.

These stories bring special attention to specific health conditions associated closely with stroke, featuring an issue or concern that stroke survivors and people at risk for stroke may deal with daily.

  • Faces of Stroke

    • Robert M
      I am … a Survivor. By Robert “Bam, Bam” Martinez Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a father, husband, business owner and an avid dog lover. My three fur babies named Dallas an Australian Shepard, Klondike a Husky, and Olly a […]
    • Susan
      I am … a Survivor. I am 34 years old, a wife to Morgan and mummy to Ava and George.  I was a lawyer but have been a stay at home mum for nearly nine years now, which is slightly scary.  I have loved it and I would count it as a job because I […]
    • Tracy L
      I am … a Survivor. My name is Tracy.  I am a stroke survivor – but I shouldn’t be. I had a whole body/brain stroke in 2013. Both sides were affected, not just one as we typically hear of. My stroke occured in the brain stem. The […]
    • Seanna K
      I am … a Survivor. I am Seanna and I am 31 years old. 6 years ago, 2 weeks shy of my 25th birthday, my entire life changed. I warn everyone now, this is a very, very long story. I woke up and it was a totally normal day. I had work at 3, so I […]
    • Claudia F
      I am … a Survivor. Entry #1 – Claudia Fortunato-Napolitano Hello, my name is Claudia Fortunato-Napolitano. Eighteen months ago, at the age of only thirty-four, I suffered from a stroke. It was a surprise, to say the least, and I am still […]