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Stroke treatment

A Stroke is an attack on your brain. Here at the our Stroke Center we know that every minute matters.

Knowing the warning signs of a stroke could save your life, or the life of someone you love. If you experience one or more of the following warning stroke symptoms, every minute counts so don't wait, call 911 immediately.

Think FAST:

F -
Face numbness or weakness, especially on one side.
A -
Arm numbness or weakness, especially on one side.
S -
Speech slurred or difficulty speaking or understanding.
T -
Time to call 911 if these suddenly occur or if you also have: loss of vision, loss of balance with dizziness or the worst headache of y our life with no known cause.

Columbus Regional Health's Stroke Center has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the country in the care of stroke patients.

Our Stroke Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association's (AHA) Get with the Guidelines program with silver and bronze awards. This exemplifies how our stroke center uses national best practice guidelines to provide top quality care and significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. So whenever you are presented with stroke treatment options, AHA recognized centers like Columbus Regional Health is your best choice.

Another example is the ability of our stroke center to effectively administer tPA. Although not everyone who has a stroke is eligible for the drug, it's the only drug approved by the FDA to dissolve blood clots in the brain. tPa can reduce or eliminate neurological damage from the stroke.

After a Stroke

After a stroke, the caregivers at the Stroke Center start therapy on day one. Although many hospitals start in the first 48 hours, we believe, and it is supported by medical literature, that your best chance for a successful stroke recovery is when therapy begins in the first 24 hours. One way the Stroke Center can do this is with our state-of-the-art body support unit, an apparatus that un-weights a patient and allows them to start movement regardless of strength or muscular control.

From community education, to stroke treatment and therapy, stroke rehabilitation, our self-management recovery model combined with the national standards and guidelines that we follow, the Stroke Center delivers more successful patient outcomes.

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