A stroke is a brain attack, caused by bleeding in the brain or a blocked blood vessel. Like in a heart attack, time is everything. Waste even a minute of time getting the right help and bad things happen.
St. Bernards has a Stroke Rapid Response Team ready 24/7 to treat stroke emergencies with leading-edge stroke intervention care that can reverse or reduce the effects of a stroke, if provided early enough.
So, know the warning signs—and even if you think you’re experiencing a warning sign—call 911 and get to us. Don’t wait and don’t drive yourself! Emergency crews are trained to recognize strokes and will begin care before you arrive at the emergency department.
We’re ready to help when you need us most.
Stroke symptoms include sudden:
- Numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Severe headache with no known cause
- Slurred speech
To learn more about St. Bernards Stroke services, please call the Healthline at 870.207.7300.