Our team of stroke specialists offers timely, effective care for a variety of stroke and cerebrovascular conditions.
Your brain requires a constant flow of oxygen-rich blood to function properly. If blood flow is interrupted – even for a few minutes – brain cells begin to die. During a stroke, thousands of brain cells die every second due to blood supply problems. A lack of blood supply can affect your ability to speak, swallow, remember and move.
The good news is that the timing of stroke treatment can make all the difference in the outcome. If proper stroke treatment is administered quickly, damage to the brain can be minimized. That’s why we offer prompt, comprehensive stroke treatment – so you can recover quickly and get back to living your best life.
It’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of stroke. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the stroke symptoms below, call 9-1-1 and seek immediate medical attention. Every second counts.
To remember the symptoms of a stroke, B.E. F.A.S.T.:
B = Balance (Do you have sudden loss of balance or coordination?)
E = Eyes (Is your vision blurred? Do you have double vision or sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes?)
F = Face (Can you smile? Does one side of the face sag or droop?)
A = Arms (Can you raise both arms? Or does one arm drift downward?)
S = Speech (Is your speech slurred or strange-sounding? Can you repeat a single sentence?)
T = Time (If you have any of these signs or observe them in others, quickly call 9-1-1. Get to the nearest Primary Stroke Center or hospital immediately.)
Most strokes are caused by a blocked blood vessel in the brain, but they can also happen when a blood vessel begins leaking or bursts. Additionally, a stroke can be caused by blood clots that block blood vessels in the brain, or clots that form elsewhere in the body and travel through your bloodstream to the brain.
Conditions that increase your chance of stroke include:
There are several different types of stroke, as well as other conditions that affect the brain and its blood vessels. These conditions can cause stroke-like symptoms. Known as cerebrovascular conditions, they include things like brain aneurysm and hemorrhage.
Types of stroke we treat include:
Types of cerebrovascular conditions we treat include:
Didn’t see your condition? See all of the stroke and cerebrovascular conditions we treat:
Certain characteristics and lifestyle choices can increase your risk of stroke. For instance, more than half of strokes are caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Risk factors of stroke you can control include:
Risk factors of stroke you can’t control include: