Act FAST and Reduce Damage from Stroke
by Zara Jethani
May is American Stroke Month. PNI’s director of vascular neurology, Dr. Jason Tarpley spoke with Providence Saint John’s Health Center Breakthroughs magazine about reducing the damage from stoke. Read the article here.
STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY
Doctors have several tools for stroke treatment to minimize any long-term effects. However, these treatments often depend on patients or family members recognizing stroke symptoms and quickly calling for help. Remember the acronym FAST.
Face: One side of the face is drooping or numb.
Arm: One side of body is hanging, numb, weak or not working properly.
Speech: The person cannot speak or speech is hard to understand.
Time: Time to call 911 and get to a hospital immediately. Check the time so you can tell doctors when the symptoms first appeared.
For more information about our Pacific Stroke and Neurovascular Center, please contact us at 310-829-8319.
About the Author
Zara is the marketing director at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Her background is in molecular genetics research and healthcare marketing. In addition, she is a graphic designer with more than 20 years experience in the healthcare, education and entertainment industries.
Last updated: November 13th, 2019