Stroke Warning Signs
FAST Exam - Find Out Quickly if it's a Stroke
Stroke is an emergency...
CALL 9-1-1 immediately if you, a friend, or a family member experience any of the above symptoms.
Stroke patients have effective treatment options available to them, but time is of the essence. A clot-busting drug called tPA is one option that can only be administered intravenously (iv) within three hours of the first appearance of signs and symptoms.
Nationwide, on average, less than 3% of stroke patients receive tPA because they arrive at the emergency department too late.