Signs & Symptoms
On average, every four minutes someone dies of stroke. When a stroke occurs, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it begins to die. Brain function, future abilities and life itself are threatened every minute a stroke goes untreated. Every minute the brain is without oxygen, 2 million brain cells die.
If you experience any of the signs or symptoms of a stroke listed below, don't take chances. Call 911.
B - Balance difficulty: Sudden loss of balance or coordination, weakness or dizziness
E - Eye changes: Sudden onset of vision changes in one or both eyes
F - Face drooping: Sudden onset of facial drooping, usually on one side
A - Arm weakness: Sudden weakness or numbness in the arm, leg or face, usually on one side of the body
S - Slurred speech: Sudden onset of trouble speaking or difficulty in understanding speech
T - Terrible headache: Sudden onset of severe headache with no known cause