Stroke symptoms: How to identify and react to stroke

Dr. Mike Previti, medical director of the Stroke Center at Valley Medical Center discusses stroke symptoms, how to identify a stroke, and how to react if you think someone is having a stroke.

How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Use the acronym FAST:

Face
Arms
Speech
Time

For more information about stroke, visit http://www.valleymed.org/stroke

34 Comments

  1. Krystin Reed on March 20, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you so much!! I was able to share this. I wish more people knew about this. It may have prevented my disability.

  2. Jeff Farmer on March 20, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Why can’t this drug be flowed on ambulances-??? And- why can’t people already have it in stock at their home, IF they have previously had a stroke before-??? 🤔☹️👍✌️

  3. Yanneyanne DelosSantos on March 20, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Good information thanks

  4. steve kierstead on March 20, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I had a stroke but I didn’t  make it to the hospital in time to get the shot. Here I am 25 years later still disabled. All because the ambulance drivers which are 10 minutes away from my house got lost getting to me it took them 1.5 hours to get to me.

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  6. goldustmypaws on March 20, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this! Simple, comprehensive, to the point. With a stroke minutes really do matter.

  7. taco BS on March 20, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Heart attack is the main.

  8. Ammar Hafiz on March 20, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    i have cramps on my face and both my hands. But, I can lift my hands, it just feels like a small paralysis or numbness on both side of my faces and also both my hands, not my arms. Stroke signs?

  9. christopher choate on March 20, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    I had a stroke and I’m 15. They took days to realize I had a Stroke. (The Hospitial) So I was screwed over with this "TPA" drug. >:( So now I have perms are damage because if there mistake of not know a 15 year old could have a stroke.

  10. Felix Donar on March 20, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    His eyes are unequal. Should i call 911?

  11. Starship Driver on March 20, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    They should teach this in school, people shouldn’t learn firsthand when it’s happened right in front of them.

  12. Hailey Faith on March 20, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Paramedics cannot administer at this point as tPA requires radiology testing (which takes only minutes if they get to the hospital) to determine if a stroke is due to a clot (which you would treat with tPA) or a bleed or aneurysm. Becasue tPA is a "clot buster" you would not want to give it to someone with a bleed as it would increase bleeding. That is why it is so important people get to the hospital FAST!

  13. steve kierstead on March 20, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Good video. I had a stroke but I missed the shot because the ambulance got lost coming to my house it took them 1.5 hours to get there but they are only 10 minutes away if they didn’t get lost. I’ve been disabled for 25 years now because I didn’t get the drug.

  14. MOMS Mushrooms Jody Foster on March 20, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you very important info

  15. Richard McCullough on March 20, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Are parametics licensed to give the drug tPA? If not, why not? If time is of the essence, that would seem to be prudent, absent dangerous side effects for non-stroke suffers.

  16. Sharla Seidel on March 20, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing the importance of an immediate and FAST response to stroke warning signs. To learn more about FAST symptoms, this article is helpful: https://www.compassionatecaremi.com/michigan-home-care-experts-share-warning-signs-of-a-stroke/

  17. Andy Broberg on March 20, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I think my mother had a stroke she woke up in her floor and didn’t tell me till the next day and she has had a strange slurring voice despite having a 148 iq can hardly make out complete sentences which sounds like she’s chewing on her tongue: she thinks she is speaking perfectly fine and says “what can they do anyways”. She is 72 years old

  18. camilla only on March 20, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    My father and grand mother and my best friend in India had this

  19. Coconut Head on March 20, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    I came here because I can barely lift my left arm and the left side if my face is slightly ‘numbing’ I guess you could say.

  20. Ewelina on March 20, 2021 at 10:57 pm

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  22. Michael Jeremy on March 20, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks doc.

  23. Charles Charles on March 20, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    I am 22years old , I av been experiencing pain on my upper abdomen , weakness on the left side of my face , arm and leg , as well as off balancing / loss of coordination especially when walking or carrying out my daily activities,, I was 20 years old when it all started i went to a hospital the doctor said I have stomach ulcer / hey fever after running series of test , he has been giving me some medications which reduced my symptoms but it never stopped, what do you advise me to do please.

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  25. Jasmine Tripoli on March 20, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I HAD A STROKE SINCE FEBRUARY 2018 F.A.S.T. THE SLUR OF STROKE DISABILITY MY RIGHT SIDE PARALYZED I PRAY WALK

  26. Kim Harris on March 20, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing, good information to know.

  27. Richard Misel jr on March 20, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    What about headache on the right side mainly on the right side of the head. And right side of the body and pain in one arm and pain in back some heaviness in the chest and leg pain t the same side as arm pain.? Asking cause that’s what I was having last night.

  28. seeamerica1 on March 20, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Good advice, they should teach this in schools.

  29. Jennifer Chance on March 20, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks

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  31. Wrong Garage on March 20, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    my friend’s dad had two strokes…

    my friend is an orphan now

  32. crazy.funny,dumb, jerk on March 20, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    what if i just dont have the words in my brain to explain myself. not strong vocabulary. or donk know how to express myself becouse i dont know the word to use. or dont know how to say it without .hurting. upseting. or giving the wrong massage that doesnot mean it is a stroke. a 5 year old have trouble explaining himself or get the word out

    pls explain more to me if you can thank you

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  34. Blind on March 20, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    I don’t have any but one side of my body feels weird

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