Take an ambulance, not your car! Calling 911 is almost always the fastest way to get life-saving treatment. Emergency medical services staff can begin treatment as soon as they arrive -- up to an hour sooner than if someone gets to the hospital by car. If you experience or witness any of the symptoms listed below, call 911 immediately!
Stroke symptoms constitute an emergency... Remember to think FAST:
“F” Face Drooping (Ask the person to smile)
“A” Arm Weakness (Ask the person to raise both arms)
“S” Speech Difficulty (Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence)
“T” Time to call 911 (If the person demonstrates any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away)