Life After a Stroke: Recognizing the Signs

One minute, you and a friend are talking about your weekend plans. And the next thing you know, you feel confused, have trouble speaking and start slurring words. That’s what having a stroke feels like. If treated “fast” – and we’ll get to what the acronym F.A.S.T. means - a stroke can be reversed and permanent disability prevented or minimized.

The longer the stroke lasts, the more brain damage occurs. The faster you treat it, the more brain you protect. F.A.S.T. represents the top signs of a stroke: F – Face Drooping; A – Arm Weakness; S – Speech Difficulty; and T – Time to call 9-1-1.

Host: David Jeannot.
Guilherme Dabus, M.D., Co-Director of Interventional Neuroradiology at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute;
Meisha McIntosh, stroke survivor.

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