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Emmerdale star Bhasker Patel gets behind the new ACT FAST stroke campaign

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By: Eastern Eye Staff

A new campaign fronted by Emmerdale actor Bhasker Patel hopes to raise awareness among south Asians of the common signs of stroke. Stroke is the fourth largest cause of death in the UK and south Asians are at a higher risk of having a stroke than their white counterparts due to diabetes and high blood pressure being significant factors causing stroke. Public Health England’s national Act FAST campaign draws attention to key stroke symptoms: • Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile? • Arms – can they raise both their arms and keep them there?…

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