Stanford Stroke Awareness Month: BE FAST

Stanford Stroke Awareness Month: BE FAST

Take a few minutes today in honor of Stroke Awareness Month to learn the warning signs of a stroke. It could save your life or the life of a loved one.

BALANCE: Sudden loss of balance.
EYES: Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes.
FACE: Does the face look uneven?
ARM: Does one arm drift down? Ask them to raise both arms.
SPEECH: Does their speech sound strange? Ask them to repeat a phrase.
TIME: Every second brain cells die. Call 911 at any sign of stroke!

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  1. Dr Youtube on November 15, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks. Early identification and management of stroke is key – 1.9 million neurons lost for every minute lost!!!

  2. Cynthia on November 15, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    ‘Time is brain’ . . . compelling.

  3. Patrice Jones on November 15, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Save Sal!! Please help me bring back Sal to the U.S. During his time on vacation in Mexico he suffered a stroke. Please donate to help bring him back and receive the treatment that he needs.

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  5. Stanford Family Practice Patient on November 15, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    If you call within 10 mins of symptoms, how long does it take to get 911 to get you to the hospital, get through the basic tests, get an MRI, and then get a clot breaker into your system? How much damage is done just in the first 30 mins, and then 60 mins? Can paramedic give a clot breaker when they arrive on scene? Also, while waiting for paramedics, is it better for patient to lie down or sit up? and what percentage of 60 year old patients get by with little damage if they get to hospital in 30-45 mins? what percentage of 85 year olds?

  6. Sharla Seidel on November 15, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing these risk factors for a stroke. To learn more about stroke this article is helpful:

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