Learn How to Recognize Stroke

Service:

B.E. F.A.S.T.

B - Balance

B – BALANCE

Is there a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
 

E - Eyes

E – EYES

Are there sudden vision changes?
 

F - Face

F – FACE

Does one side of the face droop when the person smiles?
 

A - Arm

A – ARM

or Leg Weakness: Does one arm/leg drift downward when raised?
 

S - Speech

S – SPEECH

Having difficulty understanding speech? Is speech slurred or strange?
 

T - Time

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