If a treatment could prevent permanent disability resulting from a stroke, how quickly would you act to receive it? Advancements in medicine have developed drugs that can significantly reduce the effects of stroke as well as reducing permanent disability. Our only obstacle is time. The drug must be administered within a three-hour window of the onset of symptoms.
Our team can’t stop the clock, but we can and will quickly treat stroke victims with clot-busting drugs. At Stillwater Medical Center, our team is specially trained and our emergency department is specially equipped so we are prepared when rapid treatment is necessary. Trust that we are ready to move quickly, deliver proper care, reduce your stroke effects and save your life.
Knowing stroke warning signs and symptoms can help you recognize the onset of a stroke. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you experience the following warning signs:
Sudden weakness or numbness in your face, arm or leg. Especially on one side of your body.
Sudden difficulty with vision in one or both eyes.
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, slurred speech or difficulty understanding.
Sudden trouble walking, loss of balance, dizziness or loss of coordination.
Sudden and severe headache with no known cause.
Click here to take a Stroke Warning Signs Quiz by the American Stroke Association.
After a stroke, rehabilitation is key to getting you back to living a comfortable, full life. The Rehab Center at Stillwater Medical Center offers caring, comprehensive in-patient rehabilitation with a full team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, rehabilitation nurses and more. Click here for more information or call (405) 742-5798.