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  • A stroke is when blood can’t get to all parts of your brain. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients for your brain cells. Your brain can be injured if blood can’t get through.
  • The F.A.S.T. test is an easy way to remember the signs of stroke. If you see any of the signs, call triple zero (000) straight away. Even if you aren’t sure, or the signs only last for a few minutes, call triple zero (000).
  • More than 80% of strokes can be prevented. You can take action to lower your risk of stroke.

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Reviewed on: 22-08-2022