BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – The recent death of actor Luke Perry, 52, has sparked concerns about strokes in young people.
Dr. Rahul Shah, a neurologist and the co-director of the Neurocritical Care Unit at Memorial Hospital, joined Eyewitness News on Thursday to discuss the warning signs and how we can prevent a stroke.
According to the American Heart Association, the acronym "F.A.S.T." is a good way to remember the common warning signs of a stroke:
To learn more about reducing your risk factors, go to strokeassociation.org.