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May is National Stroke Month

Life Flight StrokeMemorial Hermann is promoting National Stroke Month to raise awareness of stroke symptoms among the general public. As any first responder knows, time is critical when it comes to treating strokes. Please help us spread the message – if you see the warning signs of a stroke, act FAST:

FAST can help identify a stroke

F – FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
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– ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
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– SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
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– TIME: If you observe any of these signs, act quickly. If given within three hours of the first symptom, the thrombolytic tPA If you observe any of these signs, act quickly. If given within three hours of the first symptom, the thrombolytic tPA can reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke.