Recognise stroke symptoms and act FAST

Recognise symptoms of stroke an act FAST

Do you know the symptoms and signs of stroke?

Recognising the early symptoms and signs of stroke could save a life.  New medical treatments increase the chance of surviving a stroke without significant disability but, it is essential that urgent treatment is obtained immediately.  Symptoms of stroke should prompt the same response as sudden chest pain.

If you recognise the symptoms of a potential stroke in yourself or somebody else, act FAST and dial 999.

This is what you should look for:

  1. Face – has their face drooped on on side. Can they smile?
  2. Arms – can they raise both hands and keep them there?
  3. Speech – is their speech slurred?
  4. Time – time to call 999 if you see any one of these signs.