How You Can Tell If Someone Is Having A Stroke
Stroke victims often suffer brain damage because people nearby fail to realize what’s happening. But doctors say you can recognize the tell-tale signs of a stroke by asking the victim three questions:
(1) Can you smile?
(2) Can you raise both arms?
(3) Can you speak a sentence (such as “My name is John Smith”)?
After discovering that non-medical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers presented these findings at the February annual meeting of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.