Kramer_Stroke Pag.pngWhen it comes to stroke, seconds matters. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Because brain cells immediately begin to die when deprived of oxygen and nutrients, restoring blood flow as quickly as possible is essential. Early treatment can mean the difference between life, death and permanent disability.

If you or someone you love is experiencing signs of a stroke, you want to be treated in a place that can offer sophisticated care as quickly as possible. Certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), the Mercy Stroke Center offers an advanced treatment protocol that provides fast and accurate diagnosis and treatment of stroke.

From the Emergency Department through Rehabilitation, Mercy patients receive best-practice care from an experienced, multidisciplinary team of stroke experts. And that means a better chance for survival and recovery.

What are the Signs & Symptoms of Stroke?

Because successful treatment depends on fast treatment, it’s important to know and recognize the signs of stroke, and then seek emergency care. Common signs of stroke include:

  •     Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
  •     Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  •     Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  •     Sudden trouble walking
  •     Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  •     Sudden headache

If you or someone you love is experiencing stroke symptoms, call 911 or seek immediate medical treatment at an Emergency Room.