Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death worldwide and the No. 4 cause of death in the U.S. Yet studies show that Americans do not rank stroke as a leading health concern. On World Stroke Day, October 29, help us raise awareness that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable!
When someone is having a stroke, they need immediate treatment to save their life and improve their chances of recovery. But the very first step is recognizing that someone is having a stroke. The simple acronym F.A.S.T. helps you remember the most common signs and symptoms of a stroke:
F: Face Drooping
A: Arm Weakness
S: Speech Difficulty
T: Time to Call 911
Please reach out to your colleagues, family and friends and educate them about stroke and F.A.S.T. - with your help, together we can end stroke!
Click the following link to access additional resources to help you recognize World Stroke Day: http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/General/World-Stroke-Day-2013_UCM_444999_SubHomePage.jsp