Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is one of the biggest challenges of stroke awareness. If you or someone you know experiences the symptoms of a stroke, remember to act F.A.S.T.


When the person smiles, notice whether or not one side of the face droops.


Does one arm drift downward when the person tries to raise both arms?


Can you understand the person when he/she tries to repeat a simple sentence?


Time is important. If any of these symptoms are present, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Other signs of a stroke include sudden onset of confusion, loss of coordination including walking or balancing, numbness or weakness on one side of the body, severe headache or vision problems in one or both eyes.

Learn how Kingwood Medical Center makes the most of time and technology to treat people suffering a stroke: Stroke & Neurosciences.

Learn about our Community Centered Stroke Support Group for aneurysm/stroke survivors: STARS: STeps Against Recurrent Strokes

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