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Clinical signs in young patients with stroke related to FAST: results of the sifap1 study.

Kaps M, Grittner U, Jungehülsing G, Tatlisumak T, Kessler C, Schmidt R, Jukka P, Norrving B, Rolfs A, Tanislav C, sifap1 Investigato - BMJ Open (2014)

Bottom Line: FAST symptoms could be traced in 76.5% of all cases. 35% of those with at least one FAST symptom had all three symptoms.At least one FAST symptom could be recognised in 69.1% of 18-24 years-old patients, in 74% of those aged 25-34 years, in 75.4% of those aged 35-44 years, and 77.8% in 45-55 years-old patients.Especially in patients eligible for thrombolysis FAST might address the majority of individuals.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.

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Venn diagram of FAST symptoms in those with at least one symptom (n=3469).
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BMJOPEN2014005276F1: Venn diagram of FAST symptoms in those with at least one symptom (n=3469).

Mentions: Figure 1 shows the frequency of combinations of FAST symptoms; 34.7% of those with at least one FAST symptom have all three symptoms; 17.3% have only arm problems or paresis; 16.6% have only speech problems and 15.7% have both arm problems/paresis and speech problems. The isolated symptom ‘Face’ is very rare (2.5%).


Clinical signs in young patients with stroke related to FAST: results of the sifap1 study.

Kaps M, Grittner U, Jungehülsing G, Tatlisumak T, Kessler C, Schmidt R, Jukka P, Norrving B, Rolfs A, Tanislav C, sifap1 Investigato - BMJ Open (2014)

Venn diagram of FAST symptoms in those with at least one symptom (n=3469).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4225229&req=5

BMJOPEN2014005276F1: Venn diagram of FAST symptoms in those with at least one symptom (n=3469).
Mentions: Figure 1 shows the frequency of combinations of FAST symptoms; 34.7% of those with at least one FAST symptom have all three symptoms; 17.3% have only arm problems or paresis; 16.6% have only speech problems and 15.7% have both arm problems/paresis and speech problems. The isolated symptom ‘Face’ is very rare (2.5%).

Bottom Line: FAST symptoms could be traced in 76.5% of all cases. 35% of those with at least one FAST symptom had all three symptoms.At least one FAST symptom could be recognised in 69.1% of 18-24 years-old patients, in 74% of those aged 25-34 years, in 75.4% of those aged 35-44 years, and 77.8% in 45-55 years-old patients.Especially in patients eligible for thrombolysis FAST might address the majority of individuals.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.

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Related in: MedlinePlus