Stroke is a serious condition that requires clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.
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Many risk factors for stroke can be changed or managed, while others that relate to hereditary or natural processes cannot be changed.
When an area of the brain is damaged, which typically occurs with a stroke, an impairment may result.
Why go to a Primary Stroke Center?
A Primary Stroke Center means you are in the best possible place for stroke care.
Your Primary Stroke Center at Sebastian River Medical Center has met rigorous standards as designated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Primary Stroke Center designation distinguishes hospitals with advanced technology, infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients of all ages with all types of strokes.
- Prepared to treat all types of strokes quicker than non-designated hospitals
- 24/7 stroke team access
- Advanced imaging technology and protocols
- Seamless integration with the ER
F.A.S.T. is the easy way to remember the signs of a stroke. Know the signs and call 911 immediately.
Why Every Second Counts
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Each year, more than 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke. Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.
- When you are having a stroke, a blockage or hemorrhage cuts off oxygen to part of the brain
- Every second that goes by costs thousands of brain cells, which may or may not be recovered
- Survival and degree of recovery depend on how quickly a precise diagnosis can be made and treatment can begin