New App Helps Users Spot A Stroke

Feb 25, 2014

In honor of Heart Health Month, the American Heart Association has developed a new app that helps users identify the symptoms of a stroke. 

The app is called Spot a Stroke FAST.  F for face drooping, A for arm weakness, S for speech difficulty and T stands for time to call 9-1-1.   

Joshua Tolen, General Manager of Verizon Wireless, at 76th and Dodge, says you can dial 9-1-1 directly from the app if needed. 

Tolen says the app does not replace a doctor’s visit but it does help provide helpful information.

"There are also a lot of different accessories out there that will work hand-in-hand with these apps from blood cuffs to heart rate monitors to exercise equipment.  So don’t be afraid to go out on a limb and try some of those things to keep your heart healthy.”

Some other heart healthy apps include Hands-Only CPR and an Instant Heart Rate Monitor.  All of these apps can be downloaded for free from the iTunes and Google Play app stores.