Clinical signs in young patients with stroke related to FAST: results of the sifap1 study.
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.
Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.Show MeSH
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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%).
Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.