Know the warning signs of a stroke by remembering to spot a stroke F.A.S.T.

  • Face

    Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arm

    Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech

    Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred?
  • Time

    If you observe any of these signs, it's time to call 9-1-1and ask to be transported to the nearest stroke hospital.

It’s important to remember the risk factors and warning signs for a stroke. Make sure you and your loved ones become educated. It could help you to save a life.

The Sunrise Health System hospitals — Sunrise, MountainView, and Southern Hills Hospitals — feature the first network of certified stroke centers in the valley.

If you are experiencing chest pain or other 911 immediately.