Quick! You think someone is having a stroke. What do you do? Not only are strokes the 5th leading cause of death in the US, but treatments for strokes are also time dependent. Meaning – you need to think fast for a better outcome. It’s time to BEFAST!
Any ONE of these signs could mean a stroke, and you should call 911 right away.
B - Balance: Watch out for sudden loss of balance or coordination. It can be a significant indicator of a stroke.
E - Eyes: Keep an eye out for sudden vision changes, such as blurred or double vision. It's an important sign that shouldn't be ignored.
F - Face: Look for drooping or an uneven smile.
A - Arms: Check if one arm drifts downward when both are raised.
S - Speech: Listen for slurred or garbled speech.
T - Time: Time is critical! If you notice any of these signs, call 911 right away.
Together, let's make a difference by raising awareness and ensuring prompt action in case of a stroke emergency. – St Luke's Facebook post