World Stroke Day
Every 2 seconds someone, somewhere has a stroke. Let’s work towards a world where stroke is largely preventable, treatable, and beatable.
Take 2 Minutes to learn more. Help beat stroke by sharing your story.
Join the Conversation.
Take 2 Minutes to Tell Us Your Stroke Story.
Whether you have experienced a stroke yourself or witnessed the impact of stroke on family or
friends, your voice is vital to raise awareness of prevention and treatment. Read the stories
below from around the world then share your stroke experience using text, photo or video on
social media using #TAKE2FORSTROKE
Strokes are serious and can be devastating; but the news is good. We live in a time where we know more and can do more to prevent, identify and treat strokes. Take 2 Minutes to learn more today, so you can do more tomorrow. https://t.co/vmuBQiMNtP#WorldStrokeDay #Take2ForStroke pic.twitter.com/ZLRTjNKoL2— MDT Brain Therapies (@mdtneurosurgery) October 31, 2018
It's easier to prevent a stroke than to get #UpAgainAfterStroke. The @WorldStrokeOrg endorsed StrokeRiskometer helps you assess your risk and take actions to help you avoid #stroke. Check it out https://t.co/Ri9P5wK27R #Take2ForStroke #WorldStrokeDay https://t.co/PADVHKq1Db— WorldStrokeCampaign (@WStrokeCampaign) October 29, 2018
Take 2 Minutes to learn the signs of a stroke.
If you think someone may have had a stroke, do this F.A.S.T. check:
Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
Time To Phone
If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, phone emergency services and get them to the hospital immediately.
Are you an EMS professional?
You play a key role in quickly identifying the presence of a stroke and deciding the best way to get the patient to proper care.