Act now–call 911–if you think you or a loved one are experiencing a stroke. Quick action–within three hours after symptoms appear–saves brain cells and your quality of life.

Signs of Stroke


  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause

Act F.A.S.T.

  • Face – Check yourself or ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms – Check yourself or ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech – Check yourself or ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
  • Time – If you observe any of these symptoms, note the time they started and get help immediately.