Know the signs of a stroke
Managing your health can help you reduce and prevent the risk of recurrent strokes.
When every second counts, you can rest assured that at Dignity Health - St. Bernardine Medical Center, our experts focus on the rapid diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions.
Neurological and Stroke Services
Stroke treatment within the first 3 hours is critical. St. Bernardine Medical Center's stroke program has been certified by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Our neurosurgeons, neurologists and other health care providers are experts in their field offering care for stroke and other neurological conditions, including:
- Brain Tumors
- Cognitive disorders
- Electroneurodiagnostic services
- Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
Luis was only 19 when he had a stroke and was treated at St. Bernardine. He shares his story to encourage others to learn about stroke symptoms.
Spot a stroke F.A.S.T.
Face: Does their face droop or feel numb? Ask them to smile.
Arms: Does one arm feel weak or numb? Ask them to raise their arm.
Speech: Slurring or difficulty speaking? Ask them to repeat a phrase.
Time: Even if the symptoms seem to get better, call 911.