Think FAST: Stroke Risk Factors and Warnings

A stroke happens when blood flow to your brain is obstructed—either entirely stopped or greatly reduced. This slows or stops the flow of oxygen the brain needs to function properly. A stroke is a medical emergency and the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.

It is very serious, but you can take control of your health by being aware of your risk and knowing what to do at the signs of stroke.

How to act FAST in the event of a stroke

Learn the signs in this video and be prepared to call 911! Since a stroke is an emergency, it’s important to act FAST if you notice the signs of a stroke in yourself or others.