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Neurology Services and Stroke Care

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Stroke Care

Strokes happen when the brain is deprived of oxygenated blood. This can be caused by a blood clot or by a ruptured blood vessel.

A stroke is a serious medical emergency requiring immediate treatment. Anyone experiencing symptoms of a stroke should seek medical attention right away.

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Stroke symptoms

It’s important to know the warning signs for stroke. Get help right away if someone near you experiences:

  • Confusion
  • Sudden and severe headache
  • Numbness or the inability to move your arm, leg or face
  • Trouble speaking
  • Problems walking

An easy way to recognize stroke is the acronym FAST:

  • Face drooping or paralyzed 
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech problems
  • Time to call 911

Stroke - act FAST

Stroke causes

Most strokes — about 80% — are caused by a blocked artery. These strokes, called ischemic strokes, prevent the brain from getting oxygen. Other strokes, called hemorrhagic strokes, happen when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures.

Complications from stroke

Strokes can cause long-term disability or death. It’s vital to call 911 at the earliest signs of a stroke.

Among the lifelong issues stroke can cause is:

  • Problems speaking or swallowing
  • Emotional problems and changes in behavior
  • Pain or numbness
  • Paralysis

How to reduce your risk for stroke

There are ways you can lower your risk for stroke:
There are also risk factors that you cannot control, including your age, family history and a previous history of stroke or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). 

Stroke care at Tanner

Our hospitals in Carrollton, Villa Rica and Bremen are accredited to provide stroke care, so you won’t have to look far and lose precious time seeking treatment. Our primary stroke centers are independently credentialed by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (.pdf)

We also offer comprehensive rehabilitation care, helping you regain your strength and independence following a stroke. 
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