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Indiana State Department of Health

Chronic Disease > Cardiovascular Health > Stroke Stroke

Signs of a Stroke: Act FAST!

CALL 9-1-1 if you or someone else has any of these symptoms.

F: FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

A: ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S: SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?

T: TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Are you at risk?

Take the Stroke Risk Test: English|Español (PDF)

  • CONDITIONS: High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Disease
  • BEHAVIORS: Unhealthy Diet, Physical Inactivity, Obesity, Too Much Alcohol, Tobacco Use
  • FAMILY HISTORY & OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: Age, Sex, Race or Ethnicity

Steps to Prevent Stroke:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid tobacco
  • Limit alcohol use
  • Control blood pressure
  • Check cholesterol
  • Manage diabetes
  • Manage heart disease

 

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