Stroke Symptoms

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of serious long-term disability in America. Every second counts! The faster someone can be treated, the more likely they are to recover without permanent disability. If you suspect someone is suffering from a stroke, call 911.

Know the Warning Signs

  • Sudden weakness or numbness in face, arm, or leg
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden vision trouble
  • Sudden trouble walking or loss of balance
  • Sudden, severe headache

Balance - Sudden loss of balance or coordination?
Eyes -  Sudden persistent vision trouble, blurred or double vision?

Face -  Are one or both sides of the face drooping?
Arms -  When asked to raise both arms, does one drift down? Is there weakness or numbness on one side?
Speech - Is the person's speech slurred or garbled? Can they repeat simple phrases?
Time - If you notice one or more of these signs call 911 and take note of when symptoms began.