CPMC wants you to remember the FAST Stroke Symptom Recognition
Recognition of Stroke Symptoms "FAST" and the time of symptom onset (the time when person was last seen well or normal, not when person was found with the stroke symptoms), are important because "Time Saved is Brain Function Saved."
Learning the signs of stroke can save precious time and precious brain function.
Remember: Time Saved = Brain Saved
Learn to recognize stroke symptoms
Finding out if you are at risk for stroke and learning what you can do to control those factors through medication or diet can decrease your risk for stroke.
Using the easy mnemonic device "FAST" to remember stroke symptoms can help expedite medical and surgery stroke intervention. If the stroke symptoms come on abruptly or are one-sided, CALL 911 immediately for emergency treatment.
Medical and surgery stroke intervention can save your life and reduce disability.
Print the "Think FAST Chart" (PDF, 99KB)
Remember these stroke symptoms "FAST"
- Uneven smile
- Facial droop/numbness
- Vision disturbance
A: ARM & LEG
- Difficulty walking
- Inappropriate words
- Time is critical
- CALL 911
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- Please send me an information packet on Stroke Services and the Stroke Think FAST refrigerator magnet .
- Contact us, to make an appointment.
- Read the 2010 CPNI Bulletin - Stroke Edition