EVERY 40 SECONDS… SOMEONE HAS A STROKE!
Would you be able to help that person?
is an acronym used to help detect and enhance responsiveness to the needs of a person having a stroke.
Access to rapid medical treatment is critical.
Other symptoms may be poor balance, vision issues, a sudden headache like the worst ever experienced, nausea and/or a sudden loss of sensation or movement in an extremity or on one side of the body.
A word about COVID-19
If you are with someone experiencing signs of a stroke, be assured that calling 9-1-1 is safe and the right thing to do. EMS and hospital emergency departments are taking extreme precautions to protect again the virus.
“I promote F.A.S.T. to everyone I know because F.A.S.T. saved my wife’s life!”
Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. While 75% of strokes occur to those over age 65, the incidents of stroke in younger people is increasing. Ten to fifteen percent of strokes occur in those between the ages of 18 and 50 years; Actors Luke Perry, Frankie Muniz and Emilia Clark among them.
Stroke Awareness Oregon seeks to engage the community in a dialogue about stroke prevention and how we work together to minimize the devastating effects of strokes. There are key factors when thinking about your stroke risk:
Your physician can help you determine your stroke risk and advise prevention strategies.