Act F.A.S.T. to Detect a Stroke
If you think someone is having a stroke, look for these FAST signs:
Face - Does the face look uneven? Ask the person to smile.
Arm - Does one arm drift down? Ask the person to raise both arms.
Speech - Does his or her speech sound strange? Ask the person to answer a simple question.
Time - If you observe any of these signs, then it's time to call 9-1-1.
When it's a stroke, time is of the essence. The quicker you can get a stroke victim to the hospital, the better his/her chances for recovery.