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You’re never
ready for a stroke.
But we are.

What Happens
When You Have
a Stroke?

A stroke is a “brain attack” and occurs when a blood vessel that carries blood, oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot (ischemic stroke) or ruptures (hemorrhagic stroke). As a result, brain cells die and advanced treatment is required immediately.

Are you at risk?

Answer these 8 brief questions to learn whether various aspects of your health may put you at higher or lower risk for stroke. And remember to always talk with your physician or other health care provider about any symptoms or concerns.

Learn how to recognize a stroke.
Think F.A.S.T.

F = Face Drooping

Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven?

A = Arm Weakness

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S = Speech Difficulty

Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is speech slurred?

T = Time

If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Speed and Expertise: Diagnostics

With a stroke, every minute counts. Up to 1.9 million brain cells die every minute. Prime Healthcare New Jersey hospitals offer the newest minimally invasive treatment for a stroke.

Using a new artificial intelligence-based technology, skilled interventional and vascular neurologists can view a patient’s brain scan in real time. This speeds the diagnostic process so patients who need advanced procedures such as thrombectomies – where a blood clot is removed to restore blood flow to the brain – are treated as quickly as possible. Without fast, expert care, a stroke can strip people of their physical and mental independence.  But, when properly diagnosed and treated, they have a much better chance of returning to the home and life they love.

If you think you are having a stroke,
call 911 immediately!

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