A stroke occurs when the brain’s blood flow stops (ischemic stroke), or when blood leaks into brain tissue (hemorrhagic stroke). When the oxygen supply to the brain is interrupted brain cells in that area begin to die. Time is brain, so the sooner you seek treatment the less damage is done to brain cells.
Do not ignore the warning signs! Remember Time is Brain!
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!
Once you arrive at the Emergency Department with stroke symptoms, you can expect a lot of activity and many staff members in and out of your room, working quickly to get you the best care for optimal results. You will be taken for a CT scan of the brain and will be seen by the ER physician within 10 minutes of arrival. Our staff has received specialized training on what to do at the first sign of a stroke. Our goal is to provide rapid identification and treatment of Acute Stroke to ensure the best possible outcome for you the patient.