A stroke, which cuts off oxygen supply to part of the brain, is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
Strokes require immediate medical attention, but over one-third of stroke patients don’t get to the hospital by ambulance, although it’s the fastest way, according to “Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.”
Knowing the signs of a stroke is a vital first step to receiving life-saving treatment. A way to remember signs of a stroke is F.A.S.T: Face drooping, Arm weakness or Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1.
– Charlene Cobb, Sunstar Paramedics