Posted on: February 12, 2013
Struck by Stroke: Act FAST
by Dr. Akira Todo, Director, Stroke Program, Northern Westchester Hospital
When a stroke hits, the clock starts ticking: If patients get the right treatment within the next few hours, it can make all the difference in their chances for recovery. Many people don’t realize that we have really effective treatments for stroke.
Time is of the essence and knowing the symptoms of stroke is crucial. The National Stroke Association has come up with the easy-to-remember acronym FAST: