What is a stroke?
in blood vessel
Strokes are the
cause of death worldwide
cause of disability.
14 M people
are affected by
TIA is included in this category
In some cases the burst is caused by an existing clot.
Symptoms of Stroke
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or it bursts.
What to do
If you or someone you are with experiences symptoms mentioned above, use FAST to help you determine whether its time to call an ambulance.
Is one one side of the face numb or dropping? Can the person smile?
Can the person raise both arms? Is one of them weak or numb?
Can the person speak clearly or is it slurred? Can she/he understand what you’re saying?
It’s time to call the ambulance immediately if you see any of these symptoms.