The Signs of our Time: Recognizing Stroke Symptoms

How much do you really know about stroke? 

Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States and the No. 1 cause for nursing home admissions. Four million Americans are living with the effects of stroke, but immediate treatment within 60 minutes of symptom onset can greatly reduce the chances of disability and death.

Recognize the symptoms.
You could potentially save a life, simply by knowing the symptoms. Remember the acronym F.A.S.T. so that you can spot symptoms quickly:

  • Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side droop?
  • Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
  • Time: If you observe any of these signs, it is important that you call 9-1-1 immediately.

Save a life, pass this on.
Take a moment to watch this video featuring members of the stroke care team at Denton Regional Medical Center. Please share it on your Facebook page or send it to a family member to watch. Knowing stroke facts and symptoms could save a life.

 

To learn more about stroke services at Denton Regional Medical Center, visit us online. For a physician referral, please call 1-855-477-DRMC.

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