Think it’s a Stroke? Call 9-1-1!
A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is blocked. A blood clot is the most common reason for that blockage. Quick action to dissolve the clot can restore the blood flow and allow that part of the brain to recover its normal function.
Every year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke or brain attack. An estimated 144,000 deaths occur as a result. Metro Health’s number one priority is to stop a stroke from permanently damaging a patient’s brain and to minimize potential lifestyle changes.
Metro Health is one of a select few hospitals in Michigan to receive a national certificate of distinction as a Primary Stroke Center. We are recognized for our exceptional compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines and outcomes of care related to the treatment of stroke.