Spot a Stroke

Act FAST in response to any of these signs to improve your chances for recovery.

If you get help within three hours of the first symptom, the advanced interventional treatments and fast-track Stroke Alert program available at Carilion Clinic can lessen or even eliminate the effects of a stroke.

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LEARN THE WARNING SIGNS AND ACT FAST

Balance is unsteady.
Eyesight changes.
Face drooping.
Arms are weak or numb.
Speech diffuculty.
Time to call 911.

If you or someone else has any of the BE FAST symptoms, call 911 immediately.

KNOW THE RISK FACTORS OF A STROKE

Knowing the risk factors that can increase your chance of stroke is your first step toward preventing one.

Tap or roll over each question below to find out your risk.

Download the Self Assessment
What is your average blood pressure?
High blood pressure is considered a risk for stroke.
130/80+ or unknown
120-129/up to 80
less than 120/up to 80
Do you have atrial fibrillation?
This irregular heartbeat condition is a stroke risk.
Yes (irregular heartbeat)
I don’t know
No (normal heartbeat)
Do you smoke?
Smokers have twice the risk of stroke than nonsmokers.
Yes
Occasionally
No
What is your cholesterol score?
High cholesterol can cause a stroke by blocking normal blood flow to the brain.
240+ or unknown
200-239
less than 200
How often do you exercise?
A half-hour of moderate activity five times a week can lower your risk of stroke.
None
1-2 times per week
3+ times per week
Are you considered overweight?
Excess body weight is linked with stroke and other health risks.
Overweight or obese
Slightly overweight
Healthy weight
Do you drink alcohol?
Too much alcohol can increase blood pressure and the risk of stroke.
More than one (women) or two (men) drinks per day
Occasionally or one drink per day
No
Does your family history include stroke incidents?
A family history of stroke increases your risk.
Yes
Not sure
No

TALK TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

If your answers indicate that you are at moderate or high risk of stroke, ask your health care provider to help you develop a stroke prevention plan.

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