Also referred to as a “brain attack”, a stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. There are two types of strokes:
At Munroe Regional Medical Center, we have earned the designation of a Primary Stroke Center, accredited by the Joint Commission. This designation means that we have fulfilled national standards for providing quality care for stroke patients that can significantly improve outcomes.
When you or a loved one are experiencing signs of a stroke, seconds count. First responders are trained and equipped to start initial diagnosis and treatment for stroke patients, that's why it's important to call 911 instead of driving yourself to the emergency department.
In the event of a stroke, recognizing symptoms and acting F.A.S.T. can save a life and decrees the chances of permanent disabilities.
Know the symptoms:
For more information about our Primary Stroke Center, please call (352) 351-7200. To learn more about strokes, please visit www.strokeassociation.org.
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Ocala, FL 34471