B – BALANCE
Is there a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
E – EYES
Are there sudden vision changes?
F – FACE
Does one side of the face droop when the person smiles?
A – ARM
or Leg Weakness: Does one arm/leg drift downward when raised?
S – SPEECH
Having difficulty understanding speech? Is speech slurred or strange?
T – TIME
If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Using B.E. F.A.S.T. to recognize the signs of stroke, calling 9-1-1 and noting the time of the first symptom can improve chances of stroke recovery, and even save a life.
Ask your physician for tips on managing your current health conditions to reduce your risk for stroke. Take charge of your health, so you not only know how to reduce your risk, but can recognize the
signs of stroke.
Stroke is a Medical Emergency
If you think you or someone else is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately and note the time when symptoms first appeared. Do not drive yourself or wait for a ride from a friend or family member.
Have an ambulance take you to a hospital that is a stroke receiving center right away.
Designate MemorialCare Stroke Receiving Centers