Stroke Prevention

Stroke is an emergency. According to the American Heart Association, stroke remains the 5th leading cause of death and number one cause of permanent disability in adults in the United States.

In addition to becoming familiar with stroke risk factors, some steps you can take toward stroke prevention are as follows:

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For more information about stroke prevention and stroke care services at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, please call (307) 996-4705.

Warning signs of stroke

Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time and at any age.

Knowledge is power. Learning the B.E.F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke may mean the difference between life and permanent disability, or even death.

Using the information below, you can make understanding B.E.F.A.S.T. your superpower and defeat stroke.

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Learn the F.A.S.T. song

“F.A.S.T.” stands for Face, Arms, Speech, and Time: Four crucial elements to help you recognize the warnings signs of a stroke.

We love this video from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, which gives you a catchy way to remember the abbreviation:

Now that you’ve learned more about what to look for… test your knowledge by taking the American Heart Assocation’s F.A.S.T. quiz at the link below. To begin, you’ll click “Take the F.A.S.T. Quiz” at the top of the page.