New “F.A.S.T. Song” Makes Signs Of Stroke Easier To Remember
One in three people can’t list any warning signs of stroke, research from the American Stroke Association shows.
However, the association added that putting common stroke symptoms into the lyrics of a song could help more people recognize when someone is having a stroke. And that could save lives.
In honor of World Stroke Day on Oct. 29, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association urges people to learn the “F.A.S.T. Song,” to help remember how to spot common signs of a brain attack and what to do if one occurs.
- If someone has a stroke near you, the F.A.S.T. song tells you what to do.
- The letter F stands for face, if one half droops, no time to waste.
- The letter A means an arm that’s weak.
- The letter S means it’s hard to speak.
- The letter T means it’s time to dial 9-1-1. Call right away so help will come.
- Learn the song to show you care, and help end stroke each time you share.