year about 700,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which
is the nation’s third leading cause of death. On average, someone
suffers a stroke ever 45 second and someone dies of a stroke every 3.1
minutes. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in
the United States, with about 4.7 million stroke survivors alive today.
you or someone else is having a stroke, evey minute counts. If you are
having any of the stroke warning signs, you want to know that you are
going to a facility that can help you as quickly as possible and is
using the latest knowledge on the treatment of stroke.
Signs indicative of an impending "Brain Attack" or "Mini Stroke":
- Numbness or weakness of face, arms or legs on the right side of the body
- Confusion and difficulty speaking or understanding
- Difficulty in walking, as well as loss of balance/coordination or dizziness
- Severe headache without a cause
OakBend Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
For more information about stroke click on links below:
American Heart Association
The Joint Commission