Did you know that:
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the #1 cause of adult disability.
Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
You have only a limited amount of time from the onset of stroke to receive t-PA, a lifesaving treatment.
Strokes happen suddenly!
If you think someone is having a stroke, act F.A.S.T. and perform this simple test:
FACE...When smiling, does one side of the face droop?
ARM...When raised, does one arm drift downward?
SPEECH...Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
TIME...If you observe any of these signs, it's time to CALL 911!
Other less known symptoms of stroke include sudden vision changes or an abrupt onset of the worst headache of your life.
If you or someone you know is experiencing acute onset of symptoms, seek emergency medical attention immediately by calling 911.