Balance – Sudden difficulty with balance
Eyes – Sudden problems with vision in one or both eyes
Face – Face or smile droops on one side
Arms- Sudden weakness in arm or leg
Speech – Unable to repeat a simple sentence, or slurred words
Time – If you observe any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately
Fast action can save brain function when having a stroke. There are a number of effective treatments for stroke, but they are most effective only in the first few hours after stroke symptoms start. Other symptoms you should know:
United Hospital has been awarded certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DHV GL Healthcare. Certification as a Comprehensive Stoke Center is recognition that we are able to offer the highest level of treatment and care available for stroke patients, including advanced neuro-interventional radiology, neurosurgery, and neuro-critical care services.
The Stroke Center at United Hospital provides an integrated and comprehensive approach to stroke care from diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation while offering evidence-based, best-of-practice acute care and rehabilitation.
Center components include:
An alert had been sent to the stroke team at United in advance of their arrival, so staff was ready. After an assessment by an Emergency Department physician in consultation with a stroke neurologist, Jay went to the imaging suite and underwent a CT scan.
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