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On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. The good news is that many stroke risk factors are controllable—and up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. If you’re interested in finding out whether or not you are at a higher risk for stroke, you can click here to take our Stroke Health Risk Assessment.

If you think you or someone you know could be having a stroke, use the FAST method to identify warning signs and symptoms, and make sure you call 911 immediately.

  • F – Face Drooping
  • A – Arm Weakness
  • S – Speech Difficulty
  • T – Time to Call 911

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(graphic by American Heart/American Stroke Association – strokeassociation.org)

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