GW Hospital HealthCast, a series of educational health podcasts, are available for listening or download. Hear the latest health information from medical professionals at The George Washington University Hospital.

Podcast: Stroke: F.A.S.T. Action Could Save a Life 

Kathleen Burger, DO, discusses risk factors for the two major types of stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic), including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and smoking.

You will also learn the symptoms to be aware of through the acronym F.A.S.T. (Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties and Time to call emergency services).