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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.
Whole body wellness can help you feel stronger, healthier and mentally sharp – and it can also reduce your stroke risk.
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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Don't Die of Doubt
When an emergency strikes, hospitals are still the safest place – even during a pandemic. Call 911 at the first sign of a 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.
By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.
Face DroopingAsk the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
Arm WeaknessAsk the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
SpeechIs 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
Stroke Video Gallery
Treat Stroke F.A.S.T. | Anyone can have a stroke and everyone should be prepared. It's a matter of knowing what to do, taking action and spreading the word. By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.
Stroke Can Happen at any Age | Dr. Cortney Baker had a stroke at 37. Now, she has a message: Pay attention to your body and act F.A.S.T. if symptoms occur. Face drooping. Arm weakness. Speech difficulty. Time to call 9-1-1.
F.A.S.T. Song - Stroke Signs | Hip Hop Artist Dee-1 and Tha Hip Hop Doc Rani Whitfield, M.D., collaborated on a song for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for World Stroke Day 2015, to teach the warning signs of stroke.
Olympian Michael Johnson shares his stroke survivor journey.
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