KSHB: New way to learn signs and symptoms of stroke

May 7, 2018

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

Dr. Karin Olds, a neurologist at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, talked to Cynthia Newsome at KSHB about the new changes and how they could have helped this patient get help sooner.

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