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Signs & Symptoms of a Stroke

In the event of a stroke, responding fast could save your life or the life of a loved one. Notice the signs and symptoms of a stroke quickly, and call 911 for emergency medical assistance.

Common Stroke Symptoms

You or a loved one could be having a stroke if you notice sudden:

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble speaking or difficulty understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause

Act FAST to Recognize a Stroke

To easily recognize stroke symptoms, Act FAST:

  • Face – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech – Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or out of the ordinary?
  • Time – If you observe any of these symptoms, it’s time to call 911.

Get More Information

For more information on Parkview's stroke care services, contact program coordinator, Pat Krasovec at 719.584.4047.

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