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Stroke Care Center at the Gates Vascular Institute
Stroke is a Medical Emergency.

Know the Symptoms

Treatment is available, but treatments are only useful for a limited period of time after the onset of stroke. That is why it is important to seek immediate help.

DO NOT try to “self-diagnose”
DO NOT wait to see if symptoms disappear
Dial 9-1-1 immediately

Remember… Act F.A.S.T.
Know the Symptoms

F = Face: Ask the person to smile.

Does one side of the face droop?

A = Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms.
Does one arm drift downward?

S = Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence.
Are the words slurred or garbled?

T = Time: If these signs are observed, immediately call 9-1-1.