Know the Signs & Symptoms

The St. Luke’s Center for Neuroscience is dedicated to expert care of conditions of the nervous system.

Learn the Signs of Stroke...

  • Sudden numbness, weakness or a tingling sensation on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion
  • Trouble speaking or understanding others
  • Sudden loss of vision in one eye or double vision
  • Sudden dizziness, unexplained falls or fainting
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause


B Is the person experiencing a sudden loss of BALANCE?
E Does the person have a sudden loss of vision in one or both EYES?
F Ask the person to smile. Does the FACE look uneven?
A Ask the person to raise both ARMS. Does one arm drift down?
S Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase like “the sky is blue.” Does his or her SPEECH sound strange?
T If you observe any of these signs, note the TIME the symptoms started and call 9-1-1.