About World Stroke Day
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|Dates of World Stroke Day
2025 USA Wednesday, October 29thWorld Stroke Day
2024 USA Tuesday, October 29thWorld Stroke Day
2023 USA Sunday, October 29thWorld Stroke Day
2022 USA Saturday, October 29thWorld Stroke Day
2021 USA Friday, October 29thWorld Stroke Day
|Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, but almost all strokes could be prevented
|World Stroke Day in other countries
|World Stroke Day internationally
A stroke can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere. #1in4 adults will have a stroke in their lifetime.
World Stroke Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the serious nature and high rates of stroke and talk about ways in which we can reduce the burden of stroke through better public awareness of the risk factors and signs of stroke. It is also an opportunity to advocate for action by decision makers at global, regional and national levels that are essential to improve stroke prevention, access to acute treatment and support for survivors and caregivers.
The F.A.S.T. message is a simple acronym that can help you remember the most common signs of a stroke and to act quickly if you or someone else is experiencing them. F.A.S.T. stands for:
F - Face drooping: One side of the face may droop or become numb. Ask the person to smile to check if their smile is uneven or lopsided.
A - Arm weakness: One arm may become weak or numb. Ask the person to raise both arms to see if one arm drifts downward.
S - Speech difficulty: Speech may become slurred or difficult to understand. Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase and listen for any speech abnormalities.
T - Time to call emergency services: If you or someone else is experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to call emergency services immediately. Time is critical in the treatment of stroke, and rapid response can help to minimize the potential damage caused by a stroke.
Remembering the F.A.S.T. acronym can help you recognize the symptoms of a stroke quickly and get help when it's needed most.
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