Stroke happens quickly and you need to act just as quickly in order to save as much brain as possible. Whether you're experiencing the stroke yourself or watching as a loved one or friend is suddenly attacked by symptoms, memorize these steps:

  • Call 911 immediately: Don't delay, don't call people for advice — call 911.

  • Note the time: Make note of the time when the first symptoms occurred (headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, or numbness of limbs).

  • Gather medical information: Provide relevant info — blood type, allergies, medical conditions, and so on — to the medical professionals.