It is crucial for the general public to know about the symptoms of stroke, such that those suffering from stroke could receive prompt medical treatment, which could potentially be life-saving. The FAST slogan is commonly used to remind the community of the symptoms of stroke and what to do when stroke is suspected.
FAST stands for: Facial weakness, Arm weakness and Speech disturbances. If these happen suddenly, then it's Time to call for help and dial 999 immediately.
Watch the video below to learn more!
(The video was co-produced by HKU Stroke, Hong Kong Stroke Fund and Health Committee, Medical Society, HKUSU)
World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.