How to Recognize a Stroke

How to Recognize a Stroke

If you think someone is having a Stroke, remember the 60 second test:

  • 1. Ask the individual to smile.
  • 2. Ask him or her to raise both arms.
  • 3. Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence coherently, like “It is sunny out today.”

NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a Stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue . if the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a Stroke.


To help you remember this procedure, remember these 3 important words in STRoke. Ask the person (who you suspect is suffering from a stroke) to do the 3 STR described below:

  • S is for Smile
  • T is for Talk
  • R is for Raise both arms


IF THE INDIVIDUAL HAS TROUBLE WITH ANY OF THESE TASKS, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY and describe the symptoms to the emergency ambulance personnel!

More information on how to recognize stroke risk factors, its symptoms, effects and what you can do to minimize its problems, visit: American Stroke Association website

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