Signs of stroke

Signs of stroke

Stroke is a medical emergency. If you experience any of these signs, call 9-1-1. Do not drive to the hospital. An ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care.

Experience stroke through the eyes of a witness

Would you recognize a stroke? Watch how a stroke unfolds. Know the signs of stroke. Call 9-1-1 right away. It could save a life.

FAST saved my life

Jose Boudreault and Louis-Philippe Rivard

Knowing the FAST signs of stroke saved these survivors’ lives. Read their stories.

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Experience stroke through the eyes of a patient

Would you know if you were having a stroke? Watch how a stroke unfolds through the eyes of someone who is experiencing one. Recognize the signs of stroke. Call 9-1-1 right away. It could save your life.

Learn more

  • Our 2019 report reveals the complex links between heart conditions, stroke, and vascular cognitive impairment.

  • Download the FAST signs of stroke.

  • After 911, every minute counts.

  • Connect with survivors and caregivers in our members-only Facebook groups.

  • Nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for stroke or heart disease.

  • Stroke survivors saved by FAST actions share their stories.

Funding for our FAST campaign in Ontario is provided by the Government of Ontario. Views expressed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Ontario.

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