Can you spot the signs of a stroke? All you need to know is HERE at Stroke.org.uk/fastforward.
This is a new campaign to raise awareness of the FAST test which highlights the importance of treating stroke and mini stroke symptoms as a medical emergency and calling 999. They want as many people as possible across the UK to know how to spot the signs and to act swiftly to ensure that patients arrive at a specialist stroke unit as quickly as possible.
Every 3 1/2 minutes stroke strikes in the UK but since the FAST campaign began, there has been a 66% increase in stroke and mini-stroke related calls to 999.
So how do we prevent a stroke? Factors which can increase your risk of stroke include things such as your genes, age and diet, the amount of alcohol you drink, whether you smoke, how fit you are and any other medical conditions you may have.
It makes sense, therefore, to take good care of yourself and get a medical check-up if you are concerned.
Free blood pressure check at Cardiff Radisson Blu Hotel
If you are worried, why not come along to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff on Thursday 12th February between 9 am and 1 pm to talk to someone from the Stroke Association and for a free blood pressure check? High blood pressure is one of the major causes of strokes so it makes sense to know whether your blood pressure is normal.
You may be glad you did.
Further information: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff, Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, CF10 2FL
Phone + 44 (29) 20454777
Stroke Association Tel: 0303 3033 100 www.stroke.org.uk