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Owners of the recalled Philips automated external defibrillators advised to contact the company
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Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death
U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30 Percent Over Past Decade
Experts unsure exactly why, but better prevention and after-stroke care may be factors
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Small, early study found contraction rate sped up after people downed beverage
Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis
Preliminary study finds benefits long after attack
Rehabilitation can help people regain life skills and learn new ways to do tasks.
Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition.
Although most strokes occur in people older than 50, about one in 5,000 women ages 15 to 49 suffers a stroke each year.
Although their symptoms and effects can be similar, strokes and heart attacks are two different medical problems...
Medication to control high blood pressure only works if you take it.
Strokes don't have to be disabling or deadly.
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