Stroke Warning Signs

Every second counts. Your quick response may save a life.

The following signs may indicate a stroke, which occurs when blood vessels that supply the brain are blocked or are leaking. Similar to a heart attack, your chances of recovery greatly improve when you seek immediate care. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms.

Think BE FAST:

B BALANCE: Does the person have a sudden loss of balance or coordination?

E EYES: Is the person experiencing double vision or are they unable to see out of one eye?

F FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

A ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one side drift downward?

S SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is his or her speech slurred or strange?

T TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.