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The first signs of a stroke can be very sudden. Applying the FAST test can indicate whether the symptoms you are observing suggest the person is having a stroke or TIA:
Face. Has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?Arms. Can they raise both arms and keep them thereSpeech. Is their speech slurred?Time. Time to call 999 if you see any single one of these signs.
Ambulance staff are trained to assess people with a suspected stroke and get them to an appropriate hospital for tests and urgent treatment. The sooner you receive appropriate treatment, the better your chances of a good recovery.
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We all feel a little sad or down from time to time but feeling down is not the same as feeling depressed or depression. See how we can help.
The Health A-Z section of this website contains information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of many types of illnesses.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced guidance on the early assessment and treatment of NHS patients
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