July 11, 2013
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are encouraging Americans to use the F.A.S.T. (F-Face drooping; A-Arm weakness; S-Speech difficulty; T-Time to call 9-1-1) acronym to communicate the warning signs/symptoms of a stroke to bystanders, and empower them to take action upon recognition and lern the symptoms of a stroke.
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The symptoms of a stroke are sudden and can include one-sided weakness, trouble speaking and trouble seeing