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Published on May 12, 2022

Is It a Stroke? Check These Signs and B.E. F.A.S.T.

Is it a stroke? Check these signs and BE FAST!

When it comes to having a stroke, acting fast can help save your life. Check out the infographic below and learn how to recognize signs and symptoms so if stroke strikes, you're ready.

Remember to B.E. F.A.S.T.

Starting care as quickly as possible reduces the risk of death caused by stroke. It can also limit the risk of stroke causing other long-term damages to your health. When learning the signs and symptoms of a stroke, remember to B.E. F.A.S.T.

B = Sudden loss of balance or coordination.

E = Sudden change in vision.

F = Sudden weakness of the face.

A = Sudden weakness of an arm.

S = Sudden difficulty speaking.

T = Time the symptoms started.

If you suspect someone is having a stroke, call 911 immediately. Every minute counts!

B.E. F.A.S.T. Infographic

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Is it a stroke? Check these signs and BE FAST!

Stroke Care at Cone Health

When stroke strikes, you need fast and effective treatment. Call 911 first. Then, count on our team at Cone Health to help you improve your well-being and prevent subsequent strokes. Learn more about stroke care at Cone Health at