Teach your family and friends how to recognize a stroke quickly. 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 downwards? SPEECH- ask the person to repeat after you. Are the words slurred? TIME- time counts. Call 911 if a person shows any of these signs. If you act fast, you may be able to recieve a clot-busting medicinethat is effective in treating stroke. But, you have to take it within 4 1/2 hours after symptoms start.
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