The No. 1 stroke risk factor is high blood pressure. Take 2 minutes to check your blood pressure regularly. Download a free BP test wallet card to keep track of your BP readings, and keep an eye out for any irregularities.DOWNLOAD WALLET CARD
Remember the FAST acronym (Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties and Time) with a free Know The Signs wallet card, to have on you at all times.DOWNLOAD
Call emergency services [i.e. 911 in the U.S.] at the first signs of stroke and/or go to the hospital. Just 2 minutes can mean the difference between life and death or quality of life. Even if symptoms disappear in a few minutes, call emergency services, because you may prevent a potentially forthcoming major stroke.