FOX4: Stroke increase in younger adults

May 14, 2018

There has been a 44% increase in stroke in adults younger than 65 years old. 

The American Stroke Association has added “BE” to its stroke acronym: BE FAST. It stands for:

B - balance, sudden loss of coordination
E - eyesight, flashes or sudden loss of vision
F - face, look for the droop on one side
A - arms, hold both out - does one drift down?
S - speech, slurring or speaking incoherently
T - time to call 9-1-1

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