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Stroke - Act F.A.S.T.

STROKE - Act F.A.S.T

When Stroke Strikes, Act F.A.S.T.

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.

Reduce the risks

What you can do to reduce your risk of stroke

You can't prevent a stroke, but leading a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risks.

Watch the Act F.A.S.T ads

Do you know the signs of stroke? Watch the Act F.A.S.T tvĀ ads, which explain why it's so important to Act F.A.S.T.

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