Would you know when someone is having a stroke? Recognizing the signs and acting quickly could mean the difference between life and death, or between a full recovery and lasting disability. Just remember FAST, which stands for: Face – is it drooping? Arms – can you raise both? Speech – is it slurred or jumbled? And Time, to call 9-1-1 or your local emergency service right away.
Thanks to research funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and others, the faster you can get to the right hospital when experiencing stroke, the better your chances of survival and recovery. Share FAST with the people you love. http://www.heartandstroke.ca/stroke