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Stroke is a Medical Emergency: Call 9-1-1 Immediately!

When a stroke happens, every minute counts. Fast treatment saves lives and reduces disabilities. Learn the warning signs of stroke, and call 9-1-1 immediately if you notice any warning sign of stroke in yourself or in another person.

A warning sign of stroke may last only a few minutes. Even if a warning sign of stroke stops right away, this is still a serious medical emergency, and you should call 9-1-1 immediately. Emergency medical assessment is important to identify treatment needs and manage the risk of a second stroke. A "mini stroke" can be followed by a large, devastating stroke.

Click here for more information on how to act F.A.S.T. to save a life or help prevent a disability.

Download the "Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T" App for an iPhone or Android



Page Updated 9/29/2016