Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
Make The Call
If you believe someone is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is the first step to ensuring medical help is received immediately. For every minute a stroke goes untreated and blood flow to the brain is interrupted, about 1.9 million neurons die. This can affect a person’s speech, movement, memory and much more. Quick treatment may save a life or prevent disability. Even if the symptoms lessen or go away, call for help quickly.
Stroke symptoms strike suddenly! When someone is having a stroke, you want to:
Is there a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
Are there sudden vision changes?
Does one side of the face droop?
Does one arm drift downward?
Are the words slurred? Is speech confused?
When was the person last seen looking or acting normally?
Call 911 - Time is Brain!
Other Signs That Can Signal a Stroke
- Sudden numbness or weakness of any body part, often on one side of the body
- Sudden trouble walking because of dizziness
- Sudden severe headache for no reason