Methodist Healthcare - May 01, 2020

A person having a stroke needs medical help FAST. These four easy to remember steps can help you recognize symptoms of a stroke.

The simple F.A.S.T. test involves four easy-to-remember steps:

F = Face

Facial weakness — Can the person smile? Does his mouth or eye droop?

A = Arm

Arm weakness — Can the person raise both arms without one arm drifting down?

S = Speech

Speech problems — Can the person speak clearly?

T = Time

Time to call for help — If any of these symptoms are present, dial 911 immediately. Every minute counts!

In the event of a stroke, our team of experts will provide the FAST care needed.

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

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