Stroke kills about 6,000,000 people each year.
Take 2 Minutes to know the symptoms of a stroke, and how to act FAST.
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 call 9-1-1
If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
Take 2 Minutes to learn about Stroke Prevention.
90% OF STROKES ARE LINKED TO 10 KEY RISK FACTORS.
We can all take action to reduce the risk of stroke. If you have diabetes, heart problems or history of stroke/TIA, talk to your doctor about stroke risk and preventive treatments.
Did you know that one in four survivors will have another stroke?
Take 2 Minutes to Check your Blood Pressure
The No. 1 stroke risk factor is high blood pressure. Download a free Blood Pressure (BP) Test wallet card to keep track of your BP readings, and keep an eye out for any irregularities.
Take 2 Minutes to Support the Global Stroke Bill of Rights.
17 million will experience stroke each year. The Global Stroke Bill of Rights sets out what people with experience of stroke think is most important to survival and optimal recovery. Read and sign the petition and join us in the campaign for life after stroke.