When Stroke Strikes, Act F.A.S.T


When Stroke Strikes, Act F.A.S.T

A stroke is a medical emergency and we urge you to take the below symptoms seriously and call 999 immediately if you notice any single one of them in yourselves or others.

The FAST acronym is a simple test to help people identify stroke symptoms:

Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?

Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?

Speech – is their speech slurred?

Time to call 999 if you see any one of these signs

Other stroke symptoms you should be aware of include:

  • Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body
  • Sudden memory loss or confusion
  • Sudden dizziness, unsteadiness or a sudden fall, especially with any of the other symptoms

Stroke is a medical emergency. Take the above symptoms seriously and call 999 without delay if you notice any one of them in themselves or others, even if you are unsure.

Even if you are not sure, Act FAST, make the call, dial 999.

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