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The award winning Stroke Center at Littleton Adventist Hospital is committed to higher standards of stroke care and proper procedure while caring for our patients.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the number one cause of serious long-term disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. For every 12 minutes that pass, a pea-sized portion of brain tissue dies. If 'F.A.S.T. Action' symptoms are present, it is important to dial 911 immediately.
Warning signs of a stroke include:
Most strokes are classified in one of the following ways:
Know Your Risk
The good news is that with proper education and a healthy lifestyle, about 80% of all strokes can be prevented. Read over the controllable risk factors and make positive changes as appropriate. If you have a medical condition, talk with your doctor about the proper way to manage it and reduce your risk of having a stroke.
A stroke is a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
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