How to tell if someone is having a stroke

If you suspect someone is having a stroke, it’s important to think and act FAST.

The longer it takes to get someone treatment for a stroke, the greater their chances of sustaining long-term side effects. Thinking FAST also means following the acronym F-A-S-T when checking for stroke symptoms.

FACE

ARMS

SPEECH

TIME TO CALL 9-1-1

VIDEO: Dr. James Sahlas from the Central South Regional Stroke Centre shares his tips for checking for FAST stroke symptoms.

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