CVD and stroke
Recognise stroke symptoms and act FAST to get help
Every year, around 110,000 people in England have a stroke. It’s the third leading cause of death and there are at least 300,000 people living in England with disabilities as a result of stroke.
Although they can occur in people of any age, strokes are especially likely to affect people over the age of 55. Prompt action after a stroke is crucial as it can prevent further damage to the brain and help make a full recovery. Delay can result in major long term disabilities.
This is why it is vital for as many people as possible to learn how to act FAST.
Are you confident you can spot the signs of stroke? Take our interactive test online at www.nhs.uk/actfast now, and make sure you pass on the Act FAST message to friends and family.