28/02/2017

When Stroke Strikes, Act F.A.S.T.

The national Public Health England Act F.A.S.T. campaign aims to raise public awareness of the symptoms of stroke and encourages people who recognise any single one of the symptoms of stroke to call 999 immediately.

The F.A.S.T. acronym is easy to remember, can help people to identify the most common signs of a stroke and emphasises the importance of acting fast by calling 999.

Other symptoms to be aware of that may occasionally be due to a stroke includes:

Acting F.A.S.T. as soon as you recognise one, or more, of the stroke symptoms can not only save lives but also help to limit long-term effects associated with stroke.

Approximately 110,000 people have a stroke each year in England. It is the third largest cause of death, and the largest cause of complex disability – over half of all stroke survivors are left with a disability.

Stroke – Act F.A.S.T.

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