Stroke and TIA are Medical Emergencies! Immediate treatment of a stroke could mean the difference between life and death.

Early recognition and treatment of a stroke can minimize the damage to your brain and prevent disability. You should seek medical attention immediately if you or someone you are with is experiencing stroke symptoms.

How is a Stroke Diagnosed?

  • ACT (Computed Tomography) Scan is performed immediately on arrival to determine the type of stroke, location, and extent of the damage
  • Additional medical imaging studies may be ordered if further information is needed to make a diagnosis
  • The physician and nurse perform thorough neurological and physical exams
  • Medical history and medications are reviewed to determine risk factors for stroke
  • Blood tests, electrocardiogram, and x-rays may be ordered
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