Who is likely to have a stroke?

Several factors other than age contribute significantly to stroke risk. Principal among them are atrial fibrillation, heart failure, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Signs and symptoms of Stroke - poster image

Signs and symptoms of Stroke


What are the symptoms of stroke?

If you are in a group at risk, or if you care for someone who is, being aware of stroke symptoms is crucial. Remember the FAST test 17

  • acial weakness – Can you smile? Has your mouth or eye drooped?
  • rm weakness – Can you raise both arms?
  • peech problems – Can you speak clearly and can you understand what others are saying?
  • ime to call emergency services.

The FAST test identifies 9 out of 10 strokes. Other stroke symptoms include:

  • Numbness or weakness, leading to a complete paralysis
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty understanding what others are saying
  • Problems with balance and coordination
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sudden and severe headache, unlike any experienced before, especially if associated with neck stiffness
  • Blacking out.
Think stroke, think FAST

Think stroke, think FAST


Stroke impact infographic

Stroke impacts individuals globally