FAST – important acronym to remember
The province is expanding support to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in B.C.
One point 5 million dollars will help the organization expand it’s campaign so more people become familiar with the signs of a stroke.
CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation for B.C. – Yukon, Adrienne Bakker says since the FAST campaign began in 2015 people are more aware of the signs of a stroke….
The FAST acronym is supposed to help people recognize the signs of a stroke, those are facial drooping, arms – that is trouble them both up, and slurred speech.
If those signs are present, it’s Time to call 9-1-1.
Stroke is the leading cause of disability among adults.
In B.C., someone has a stroke every 80 minutes.