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Minnesota Receives Better Stroke Treatment

by Anne S. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Check out this article from the Public News Service, and learn how the acronym "FAST" can help memorize the symptoms of a stroke, and how Minnesota is receiving better stroke treatment.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - National Stroke Awareness Month is quickly coming to a close, but it's hoped lessons learned about stroke treatment will last long beyond the end of May.

Megan Hicks, quality improvement coordinator, Minnesota Stroke Registry Program, explains since brain damage can mount with each passing minute, it is critical to recognize the symptoms of a stroke, which can easily be remembered with the acronym "FAST."

"The 'F' is for facial droop. 'A' is for arm weakness. 'S' is speech difficulty and 'T' is time to call 9-1-1, and recognizing that a stroke is an emergency," says Hicks. Continue reading here

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