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Neurology & Neurosurgery

Stroke Signs & Symptoms: Think F.A.S.T.

Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms 

All-star stroke care at Methodist Health System

Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, Methodist Mansfield, and Methodist Richardson medical centers are proud to announce being designated Advanced Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association.

The designation means we're optimally prepared to provide the highest level of quality health care to stroke patients — a game changer, and another reason care is shining at Methodist Health System.

What is stroke? 

Stroke is an emergency. Do you know stroke warning signs. Think F.A.S.T. Think Methodist. 

FACE – Does one side of the face droop?
ARMS – Is one arm weak or numb?
SPEECH – Is the speech slurred?
TIME – Time is critical.

Call 911 or get to the hospital immediately  

Additional symptoms of stroke include: 

  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg 
  • Sudden vision change
  • Sudden speech problems
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements 
  • Sudden problems with walking or balance 
  • Sudden severe headache that is different from past headaches.

Find more information about stroke 

The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association have designated the following hospitals Advanced Primary Stroke Centers:

Primary Stroke Center American Heart Association American Stroke Association Certification


Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.

*Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital is an independent, legal entity separate from Methodist Health System, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Hospitals of Dallas.


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