From the onset of a person’s symptoms, time lost is brain lost. There is a critical window of time where thorough treatment results in the best outcomes.
Specialists may administer clot-dissolving drugs right to the blocked blood vessel. Neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists may use small incisions to open vessels and stop bleeding in the brain.
Geisinger’s Stroke Center offers complete prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services for stroke. Some of these techniques are so intricate that they’re only available at selected hospitals.
If you feel any of the stroke symptoms, call 9-1-1 and get to your closest emergency room. Every moment represents a lifesaving opportunity.
Stroke Hits Home
The rural counties of Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania have the second oldest population of any in the United States. Since stroke risks increase with age, the residents of our area are especially vulnerable to these devastating “brain attacks.”
Find out what you can do to lower your stroke risk factors.