Striking back at stroke Prevention, symptoms, advice
Take 30 minutes of moderate activity five days a week Eat well with plenty of fruit and vegetables Cut down foods high in fat, salt and sugar Know your healthy weight range Quit smoking Have regular blood pressure and cholesterol checks Know your family history De-stress
Symptoms of a heart attack can include
Upper body pain in the jaw, back, neck or arms
Shortness of breath
Loss of consciousness
Make it snappy: The FAST campaign
The Irish Heart Foundation’s FAST campaign makes stroke symptoms easy to remember:
F is for Facial weakness – can the person smile?
A is for Arm weakness – can the person raise both arms?
S is for Speech problems – can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
T is for Time – Time to call 999 if you spot any of these signs
For more information see irishheart.ie For stroke advice see stroke.ie or tel 1890-432 787