Life is precious. Time is precious. Act quickly, and a stroke could be prevented. Delay, and you risk greater potential brain damage and disability. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability.
Recognize stroke symptoms FAST:
- Face: uneven smile, facial droop/numbness, vision disturbances
- Arm & Leg: weakness, numbness, difficulty walking
- Speech: slurred, inappropriate words, mute
- Time: time is crucial, CALL 911
Stroke patients are treated immediately upon arrival at the Presence St. Mary's Emergency Department. An immediate CT scan will determine the course of treatment. If given promptly, a clot-busting drug can significantly reduce the effects of stroke and reduce permanent disability. That is why it is so important to get to the hospital immediately if experiencing symptoms of stroke.
Life is too precious to risk second guesses. Take care of your health. Come to Presence St. Mary's Hospital, where we have: