B.E. F.A.S.T! NYU Neurology Stroke Team48 Members
Why We Walk
2022 Wall Street Run & Heart Walk
B.E. F.A.S.T! NYU Neurology Stroke Team
This year, NYU Neurology is walking to raise awareness for our patient populations affected by neurovascular disease and its impact on their overall health and well being. Our department together in solidarity for this worthy cause for several years.
A stroke is a medical emergency. Symptoms come on suddenly, and every minute counts. The longer someone having a stroke waits to get treatment, the higher the chance of permanent damage or even death. Know what signs to look for:
B: Balance. Do they have loss of balance or are they dizzy? Are they walking differently?
E: Eyes. Can they see out of both eyes OK? Ask them if they have vision loss, or blurry or double vision.
F: Face. Does one side of their face look uneven or like it is drooping? Ask them if their face feels numb. Tell them to smile and check if their smile is uneven.
A: Arm. Does one of their arms feel numb? Ask them to raise both arms and see if one arm drifts downward.
S: Speech. Is their speech hard to understand? Are they confused? Are they having trouble understanding you?
T: Time to call 911. If someone is showing any of these signs, call 911 right away. Note the time their first symptoms appeared, and share that information with first responders.