March 6, 2012
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in England each year, accounting for 10% of deaths (more than 45,000). It kills more women than breast cancer. Being seen early after the onset is crucial to the effectiveness of Stroke treatments.
When Stroke strikes ACT FAST:
Face – Has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
Arms – Can they raise both arms and keep them there?
Speech – Is their speech slurred?
Time – Time to call 999 if you see any single one of these signs
For more information on the FAST campaign, to watch the TV advertisement and for advice on how to reduce the risk of having a stroke click here