Learn how to recognize a Stroke and what to do about it!  There are 4 important warning signs of a Stroke that you should be aware of to help family and friends if a stroke happens.

There are two types of Stroke, Ischemic and HeIschemic vs hemorrhagic strokemorrhagic Stroke.  Ischemic strokes happen when an artery is blocked by a clot in the brain.  Hemorrhagic strokes happen when an artery in the brain ruptures and causes internal bleeding in the brain.  Both can be life threatening and need you to call 911.

 

Stroke F.A.S.T.

Recognizing the signs of a stroke can save a life. Remember the acronym F.A.S.T. Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911.  Here at CPR Northwest Washington, we cover how to respond to the medical emergency that Stroke is, six days a week, morning, afternoon and evenings here at our training center in our CPR, AED & First Aid classes.  Register now to take a class!