May is Stroke Awareness Month Activate Your Stroke Hero Knowledge

Signs of a stroke - F.A.S.T., (Face drooping,Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1)

Fewer than 1 in 10 people know all the letters of F.A.S.T., (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1) the simple acronym, used to teach stroke warning signs and save lives.

This is why the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association need you to be a Stroke Hero and teach why responding rapidly to a stroke emergency is important. Rapid treatment allows stroke patients to receive treatment options such as the clot busting drug tPA and highly-recommended stent retrievers for the allotted time window. Studies show that patients who receive treatment fast have a higher chance at full recovery and preventing permanent disability.

Test Your Superpowers! Take the Stroke Hero Quiz

 


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