Do you know how to recognize a “Stroke”? Use the F.A.S.T. exam!
F- Face: Is there drooping of one side of the face? Can the person smile equally on both sides?
A-Arms: With eyes closed, hold the arms fully outstretched for 5 seconds. If one drops, CALL
S-Speech: Have them repeat “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. If they slur the R, S or T, CALL
T-Time: When was the last time these signs did not exist and CALL 911 FAST! Time is of the essence!
Many new developments in therapy allow for improvement in outcomes and sometimes complete resolution of symptoms!