American Stroke Association

American Stroke Association

Did you know that stroke – the No. 2 most common cause of death worldwide – is preventable, treatable and beatable?

"I Will Not Have a Second Stroke."

That small sentence is a powerful declaration and a promise to change. Find out how you can help prevent  a second stroke.

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We Have the Tools to Help You Say "I Will Again".

While strokes can vary in type and severity, many patients and their loved ones have been where you are now – facing important decisions about rehab that must be made quickly. Stroke recovery can seem overwhelming, but rehab can help you regain your strength, your courage and your independence. Our tools and resources can help.

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By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

Face Drooping

Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?

Arm Weakness

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech 

Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."

Time to Call 9-1-1

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital immediately. 

Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

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