If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of a stroke, time is critical. Call 911.
Use the F-A-S-T acronym to recognize a stroke:
Face: Try to smile. Is one side of the face drooping?
Arms: Try to raise both arms. Does one drift downward?
Speech: Try to say or repeat a simple sentence. Are your words slurred? Can you speak correctly?
Time is critical: Call 911.
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