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How to recognise a stroke – CVA / AVC

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TIME is of the essence.    Act  F.A.S.T!

 

FACE –    Have they got a lop-sided face.   Ask them to smile

ARM – Check for  arm weakness.   Ask them to hold up both arms

SPEECH – Are there difficulties in speaking.   Ask them to repeat a phrase.

TIME – Don’t waste time if you suspect a stroke.  If these symptoms, or trouble with balance, or a severe headache appear suddenly and with no apparent cause – get help immediately.   DIAL 15

A C T   F A S T !