In order to recognize stroke early and seek early medical help, a quick and simple assessing tool is useful. It is “FAST”
FAST is a widely used mnemonics for easy and early recognition of stroke.
F – Facial asymmetry or weakness
A – Weakness of arm ( /or leg)
S – Speech disturbance
T – Time. Early recognition and hospital care is so important to prevent long term disability.
Dr Bhuvaneshwari Rajendran, Consultant, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurosciences of Kauvery Hospital, talks about Stroke Awareness.