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Stroke Symptoms


Printable Stroke Booklets

Hemorrhagic stroke
English [PDF]
Spanish [PDF]
Vietnamese [PDF]

Ischemic stroke
English [PDF]
Spanish [PDF]
Vietnamese [PDF]

Stroke Support Group

Connect with other stroke survivors and their families to learn more about stroke, share your experiences and become inspired to move forward.
Where: UNM HospitalFifth Floor [PDF]
Neurology SAC Unit Conference Room
When: First and third Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.
Contact: Terry Holmes, 505-272-6105

A stroke is a medical emergency. You could help save a life by seeking medical attention as soon as you notice warning signs of stroke. Remember to act FAST:

  • Face – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech – Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange?
  • Time – If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.

Every second counts in the treatment of a stroke. Seeking help quickly means a better chance of treatment and recovery.

Other Signs of Stroke

Beyond FAST, remember these other stroke symptoms:

  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
FAST Symptoms
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