Know the Warning Signs and ACT F.A.S.T. to Call 911
Stroke IS an Emergency! Thinking F.A.S.T. and calling 911 F.A.S.T. can save a life and dramatically shorten recovery time for a stroke patient. Recognizing the warning signs that someone is having a stroke, or “brain attack”, is critical to their survival, recovery time, and long-term effects.
THINK YOU ARE HAVING A STROKE?
CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY!
Stroke is an emergency and brain attack, cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain.
In the U.S., stroke is the fourth leading cause of death, killing over 133,000 people each year, and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability
There are an estimated 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S. over 20.
Approximately 795,000 strokes will occur this year, one occurring every 40seconds, and taking a life approximately every four minutes.
Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, sex or age.
Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke, increasing risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death. Recognizing symptoms and acting FAST to get medical attention can save a life and limit disabilities.
Women are twice as likely to die from stroke than breast cancer annually.