Stroke is an urgent medical emergency, just like a heart attack, and medical help is needed right away! If you suspect that you or your loved one is having a stroke, call 911. When stroke happens, St. Rose Dominican's three hospitals are here to help, fast.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke can help you make sure the injured person receives medical attention as quickly as possible.
The most common signs and symptoms of stroke are sudden:
To quickly assess whether a person might be experiencing a stroke, act FAST:
A stroke diagnosis usually occurs in the emergency department of a hospital. Generally, our doctors at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican can diagnose stroke based on the physical signs alone. However, your neurologist may order a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head to determine whether the stroke is caused by bleeding or by a blood clot. Different types of stroke require unique treatments.
Diagnosing stroke quickly is crucial to treatment. If the stroke is caused by a blood clot, it can be treated by thrombolytic (clot-busting) medication within two hours of onset of the event.
You can trust your entire stroke cake to our expert team at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers diagnosis and treatment for stroke signs and symptoms in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.
Find a Doctor at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals to learn more about the symptoms and treatment for a stroke in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, as well as our Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Centers.