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BE FAST: Learn to recognize the signs of stroke

BE FAST: Learn to recognize the signs of stroke

Each year, more than 795,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke. While risk increases with age, strokes can occur at any age and approximately one-fifth of strokes happen to people under the age of 55.

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, Stanford Hospital and Clinics produced the above instructional video to teach the signs of stroke. Watch the short film to learn how lifestyle choices can lower your risk of stroke and how the acronym BE FAST can help you recognize when someone might be having a stroke.

Previously: Study shows many women have a limited knowledge of stroke warning signs and Stroke Awareness Month begins today. What’s your risk?

One Response to “ BE FAST: Learn to recognize the signs of stroke ”

  1. dean reinke Says:

    This is ok but there are many problems to be solved in stroke.
    1. There is no fast, easy and objective way to diagnose a stroke. Maybe when the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize is available. A number of friends have waited hours in ERs until stroke symptoms have visibly manifested themselves.

    2. Only 10% get to almost full recovery.

    3. 12% tPA efficacy

    4. Nothing being done to stop the neuronal cascade of death during the first week.

    5. No one knows how to cure spasticity.
    6. No one knows how to cure fatigue.
    7. F.A.S.T is actually a failure because even at its best tPA is only delivered to 33% of those eligible and then of those that get it it only works 12% of the time.

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