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|Act FAST and Call 9-1-1 Immediately at any sign of a stroke!|
|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 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.|
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability.
All Five Florida Hospital facilities in Volusia/Flagler counties are designated as a PRIMARY STROKE CENTER, delivering outstanding health care. We’re here for you every step of the way.
What is a Stroke?
A stroke or “brain attack” occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery (a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body) or a blood vessel (a tube through which the blood moves through the body) breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs.
When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost. These abilities include speech, movement and memory. How a stroke patient is affected depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged.
For example, someone who has a small stroke may experience only minor problems such as weakness of an arm or leg. People who have larger strokes may be paralyzed on one side or lose their ability to speak. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of disability.
Source: Quiz and information from the National STROKE Association™
Up to 80% of strokes are preventable; you can prevent a stroke!