Every year, more than 750,000 Americans experience a stroke or brain attack. It is estimated that 144,000 deaths occur as a result. A stroke happens when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel or artery, or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to the area of the brain and cutting off vital supplies of oxygen.
- Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg-especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
A stroke is an emergency! Every minute counts!
Call 9-1-1 if you have or see someone with these symptoms. Treatment can be more effective if given quickly.
Metro Health is one of a select few hospitals in Michigan to receive a national certificate of distinction as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Metro has been recognized for its exceptional compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines and outcomes of care related to the treatment of stroke.
Our number one priority is to stop a stroke from permanently damaging a patient’s brain and to minimize potential lifestyle changes. Our physicians and nurses can do this using specialized training and quickly working to reduce the effects from the stroke itself, putting the patient on the best possible road to recovery. Admittance to the Metro Health’s stroke center initiates stroke rehabilitation, education and secondary stroke prevention.
To learn more about stroke, click here.
To learn more about Advanced Primary Stroke Care, click here.
To learn more about stroke risk factors and warning signs, click here.
To learn about stroke prevention, click here.
To learn about stroke rehabilitation, click here.
To learn a handy reminder to recognize stroke symptoms, click here.