As many stroke survivors can tell you, there are often early signs of stroke.
The FAST test is an easy way to recognise and remember the most common signs of a stroke.
The FAST test stands for:
Face – Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
Arms – Can they lift both arms?
Speech – Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
Time – Is critical. If you see any of these signs call 000 straight away.
All the signs of both stroke and TIA may be any one, or combination of the following: