Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, though your chances increase after the age of 50. A stroke is a medical emergency, just like a heart attack, and medical help is needed right away.
At St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, our specially trained ER staff and Telestroke technology provide fast treatment for people experiencing a stroke.
Know The Signs Of A Stroke
Strokes usually give warnings. It is important to know the warning signs of a stroke and seek medical attention immediately at a hospital with a stroke center. Prompt medical attention may prevent a serious stroke and prevent injury to the brain.
If you experience any of these stroke symptoms:
- Sudden numbness and tingling or weakness of the face, arm or leg, usually on one side of the body
- Sudden loss of speech, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden vision problems
- Sudden unexplained dizziness, unsteadiness or sudden falls, especially with any of the other symptoms
- Sudden severe headache with no apparent cause, described as the ‘worst headache’ of my life.
Act F.A.S.T. with these stroke signs:
- Face: Does one side of the face drop?
- Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- Speech: Is speech slurred?
- Time: If the person shows any of these symptoms, call 911.
Learn More About Stroke Care At St. Elizabeth Community Hospital
For more information on stroke care, please call (530) 529-8000. For a physician referral, call (888) 628-1948 or use our search tool Find a Doctor.