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Time is essential when it comes to stroke. Every minute, every hour matters when someone is having a stroke.
Stroke is a neurological condition that occurs when blood flow to your brain is disrupted due to bleeding or a blood clot. Seeking immediate emergency care or calling 911 can save a person’s life in the event of a stroke.
Dignity Health Central Coast is the largest network of Primary Stroke Center hospitals in the area. Find a Doctor if you or a family member are at risk or are experiencing stroke symptoms on the Central Coast of California.
You can also learn more about your risk for stroke by taking our quick online assessment and talking to your doctor about the results.
Our neurology care team recommends that everyone learn the common signs of a stroke. Knowing them can help save a person’s life.
Dignity Health Central Coast neurologists look for these common signs of stroke:
An easy way to recognize stroke symptoms is remembering F.A.C.E. and these associated symptoms:
When you come to our emergency room, a doctor will quickly examine the person for signs and symptoms of stroke. Our neurological team also may order computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the head to identify the exact cause of the stroke. Life-saving, clot-busting medication can significantly help with stroke caused by a blood clot.
To understand early stroke signs and symptoms and our fast treatment, reach out to a Dignity Health Central Coast today.
Dignity Health neurology specialists identify stroke signs and symptoms throughout the Central Coast of California.