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If you suspect you are having a stroke, dial 911!
Signs and Symptoms of Stroke:
- Sudden weakness or numbness of the body, especially on one side
- Sudden vision changes in one or both eyes
- Sudden severe headache with unknown cause
- Sudden dizziness, difficulty walking or imbalance
- Sudden confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding others
FAST is an easy way to identify a possible stroke
Risk Factors for Stroke
Non-Modifiable: Things you can't change
- Previous Stroke or TIA
- Family History
Modifiable: Things you can change!
- High Blood Pressure #1 Risk Factor
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Physical Inactivity
- Overweight / Obesity
- High Cholesterol
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse
A trusted source for free resources and education for the entire stroke community.
A division of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association (ASA) offers the latest news, resources and education on stroke.
A free, digital only magazine for stroke survivors and their families, published four times a year.
Stroke Family Warmline
1-888-4-STROKE (ask for the Warmline)
The Warmline connects stroke survivors and their families with a team member who can provide support, or just a listening ear.