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Stroke Warning Signs

Recognize the warning signs and call 9-1-1 immediately. This can make the difference between a strong recovery and disability or even death. 

Stroke Prevention

Whole body wellness can help you feel stronger, healthier and mentally sharp – and it can also reduce your stroke risk.

Stroke Recovery

There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence.

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I want to learn about managing my risk factors to prevent heart attack or stroke.

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2019 Update to the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke

  • This guideline update provides up-to-date comprehensive recommendations for the management and treatment of persons with acute arterial ischemic stroke.
  • Audiences for this guideline are: prehospital care providers, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and hospital administrators.
  • This guideline updates the 2018 acute ischemic guideline and adds several new recommendations.
 

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By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

Face Drooping

Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?

Arm Weakness

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech 

Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."

Time to Call 9-1-1

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital immediately. 

Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

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