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Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the U.S, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average:
If you or someone you love suffers a stroke, Dominican Hospital’s trained stroke team provides prompt diagnosis and stroke treatment. Our experienced neurologists and other clinical experts lead the team.
When a stroke occurs, you should recognize the warning signs and get expert medical help quickly. Fast action is critical to giving you or your loved one have the best chance of survival and rehabilitation. It can make the difference between recovery and having to endure long-term disabilities.
Remember these signs of a stroke: B-E F-A-S-T
Balance – Is there a sudden change?
Eyes – Is vision affected? Can you see properly?
Face – Does one side of the face droop? Ask the person to smile.
Arm – Does one arm drift downward? Ask the person to raise both arms.
Speech – Are words slurred? Ask the person to repeat a phrase.
Time – If they show any symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.
You should understand your risk of stroke and know how to get the help you need to improve controllable lifestyle factors that can prevent stroke.
To learn more about stroke care at Dominican Hospital, please call us at 831.462.7243 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. If you reach a recording, leave a message and someone will call back as soon as possible.
You can also leave a message on our dedicated stroke line 831.462.7200. We respond to all messages within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.