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Recognizing the signs of a stroke can often mean the difference between life and death since there is a short timeframe from the onset of stroke symptoms to receive clot-busting medication.
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F ace - ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A rms - Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S peech - Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is their speech slurred or strange?
T ime - If the person shows any of these symptoms call 9-1-1 immediately!
Call 911 immediately if you or someone you are with is experiencing any symptoms.
Do not drive yourself or someone else to the hospital. The care that 911 EMS professional can provide in the first moments of a stroke is crucial.
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