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FAST action saves lives from stroke in NSW

Posted August 02 2021

When a stroke happens, more than 1.9 million brain cells die each minute, but time-critical treatment can stop this damage.

New South Wales residents are being urged to learn and share the most common signs of stroke, F.A.S.T., this National Stroke Week. Think of the word F.A.S.T. and ask these questions if you suspect a stroke:

Face – Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?

Arms – Can they lift both arms?

Speech – Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?

Time – Time is critical. If you see any of these signs, call triple zero (000) straight away.

Find out more about acting F.A.S.T.

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