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.

If you spot a Stroke, BE FAST

To easily recognize stroke symptoms, BE FAST:

  • Balance - Does the person have loss of balance, coordination, headache or dizziness? 
  • Eyes - Does the person have blurred vision, loss of vision or eyes are fixed to one side?
  • Face - Does one side of the face droop while smiling? 
  • Arms - Does one arm drift downward while being held up or is numb to sensation? 
  • Speech - 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 Tiffany Maldonado at 719.584.4047.