Brain Attack Facts
Perhaps the most widely recognized neurological condition is stroke. Strokes are caused by a blockage or rupture of blood vessels to the brain. More recently strokes are considered "brain attacks" and should be treated as emergency medical situations similar to heartattacks.
Have Lunch on Us
Interested in learning more about preventing or understanding the signs of a stroke? We're offering a community lunch and learn on May 3, 2012 from noon to 1:30 p.m. with Dr. Keith Miller, Regional Physicians Neuroscience as the guest speaker. For more details or to RSVP, please click here
or call 336-878-6888.
Brain Attack: You Must Think F.A.S.T.*
is for your face; one side is a little numb. You try to move your face, but the smile never comes.
is when one arm starts to drift to the ground. You want to put it up but
can’t move it around.
is for your speech when you can’t say a word. When you get it out, it may sound a little slurred.
is for the time because you have none to waste. Call 9-1-1. Quick, quick,
Listen to our Brain Attack Rap
that helps you to understand how quickly you need to react to prevent an attack.
Did you know?
A stroke, commonly called a brain attack, cuts off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain. It kills over 160,000 people each year and is the leading cause of adult disability. Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke increasing your risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death. More women than men die from strokes and stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer each year.
In this website, you have access to facts, multi-media, events, resources, and our primary stroke center. You’ll also have the chance to learn about our physicians that change the lives of patients through their dedication.