Plan For It: Stroke Symptoms and Next Steps
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. While the risk of stroke increases as you age, strokes can happen to anyone at any time.
Paul Goen, MD, medical director at the St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital Emergency Center, said, “The faster a patient receives treatment from the first sign of stroke, the better the outcome.”
Call 911 if you or a loved one experience any of the following stroke symptoms.
Think F.A.S.T. When You Suspect a Stroke
"St. Joseph Health is not only the first primary stroke center in the Brazos Valley; it is the only one that offers endovascular thrombectomy to remove blood clots from large arteries. This procedure can save lives and reduce the risk of disability for certain stroke patients," says Rebecca Hickman, RN, Cardiovascular & Stroke Program Manager at St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital.
Strokes don’t wait. Neither should you. Our teams at St. Joseph Health emergency rooms are ready to provide safe, high-quality care to our communities. We’re here to help, always.
Act F.A.S.T. and get emergency medical attention at the first sign of stroke.