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Be F.A.S.T

As we approach World Stroke Day, it's important to learn to recognize the signs of a stroke. 

B - Balance, loss of balance, dizziness, or headache

E - Eyes, blurred vision

F - Facial drooping

A - Arm or leg weakness 

S - Speech, any slurred speech

T - Time, call 911

Treating 700+ stroke patients every year, Antelope Valley Medical Center's Advanced Primary Stroke Center is well-equipped and prepared to offer advanced stroke treatment and procedures to treat the most severe types of stroke. Patients suffering from stroke require a quick response and accurate diagnosis in the critical short window that follows the attack. This approach is vital to reducing a patient’s risk of long-term disability and death. Antelope Valley Medical Center’s stroke response team has a proven track record for demonstrating extraordinary efficiency and expertise in stroke care.
AVMC is the only hospital in the region to have an Interventional Neurologist to offer advanced treatment options.  To learn more about the stroke program and the services available, please visit