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Recognize stroke - FAST

Use the FAST test to recognize and respond to the signs of stroke.

  • Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
  • Time: If you observe any of these signs (independently or together), call 9-1-1 immediately.

Source: National Stroke Association

Stroke Center

A program of:


The Stroke Center at United Hospital provides an integrated and comprehensive approach to stroke care from diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation while offering evidence-based, best-of-practice acute care and rehabilitation.

Center components include:

Emergency care

  • Neurologist and neurosurgery coverage 24 hours per day
  • Immediate assessment, intervention and management of acute stroke within the Emergency Department
  • State-of-the-art neurointerventional techniques with the ability to administer intravenous and intra-arterial t-PA, intra-and extra-cranial cerebral artery angioplasty and mechanical clot retrieval

Inpatient care

  • Designated inpatient unit for stroke care with telemetry monitoring capabilities
  • Written protocols with evidence-based guidelines, directed by neurology and neurosurgeons and critical care
  • Inpatient nursing staff with special training in stroke care
  • Multidisciplinary discharge planning

Inpatient rehabilitation

Peer visitor program

  • Outpatient care follow-up with interdisciplinary teams
  • Monthly stroke survivor and family support group

Patient outcomes and education

Primary Stroke Certification

Primary Stroke Center

The Stroke Center at United Hospital is certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.