Advancements in Stroke Care

Certified stroke centers offer swift and specialized treatment to achieve improved outcomes.

Understanding Stroke

Stroke is a sudden blockage of blood supply to the brain, caused by either a clot (ischemic stroke) or rupture of the artery (hemorrhagic stroke). This disruption of vital oxygen kills brain cells – because dead brain cells can’t be replaced, stroke can cause irreversible damage and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in America. Depending on the area of the brain affected, stroke can cause problems with walking, speaking, seeing, or feeling. Symptoms of stroke include sudden loss of balance, numb or weak limbs, trouble speaking, and uneven facial features.

New Solutions

Time is crucial when identifying and treating stroke. Certified stroke treatment centers provide time-sensitive care as specialists identify the type of stroke, locate where it occurred, and decide on the best course of action. Stroke centers offer state-of-the-art treatment options for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, such as surgical interventions. 

After the stroke has passed and the patient is medically stable, the stroke center will then assist the patient and their family in choosing an appropriate rehabilitation program based on the therapy recommendation.

Benefits to Patients

At certified stroke centers, quick response times can prevent further damage from occurring, and quality, specialized care can lead to shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital. Rehabilitation options recommended by the center can help a stroke survivor increase their independence, improve physical function, prevent another stroke, and experience a satisfying quality of life. Receiving stroke care at a facility created to provide it can offer patients and their families comfort as they know exams and treatment methods are performed by experts in the field.

An Expert Weighs In

“Our stroke team cares deeply about our patients’ outcomes and quality of life after stroke. We feel that it is imperative the community understands the importance of coming to a comprehensive stroke center that has a proven, nationally recognized, and quality track record of being among the very top in the nation and that can care for any type of stroke by a specialized physician any time of the day, any day of the year. When time is of the essence, it’s crucial to choose the right center to get the right care at the right time. Understanding time saves the brain, and we have worked tirelessly to ensure we are among the few in the U.S., and the only regional stroke center with the fastest average wait times for door-to-intervention that has been nationally recognized for six years in a row.”

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