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Stroke Center Both campuses
(860) 224-5900 x6764

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Warning signs

The hospital's Stroke Center educates the community and hospital inpatients on identifying stroke symptoms, which include:
  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing
  • Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; and sudden severe headache with no known cause

Recognizing a stroke

If you think a loved one is having a stroke, do the "F.A.S.T." test:
Face Ask the person to smile; does one side of the face droop?
Arms Can the person raise both arms; does one drift down?
Speech Can the person repeat a sentence; are words slurred?
Time Time is critical! Call 911 or get to the hospital fast!

Download a F.A.S.T. flier