Stroke Treatment & Recovery
If a treatment could prevent permanent disability resulting from a stroke, how quickly would you act to receive it? Advancements in medicine have paved the way for drugs that can significantly reduce the effects of stroke and the chances of permanent disability. Our only obstacle is time: drugs must be administered within a three-hour window of the onset of symptoms.
Our team can’t stop the clock, but we can and will quickly treat stroke victims with clot-busting drugs because we believe in the results. At Stillwater Medical Center, our stroke team and emergency department are trained to act swiftly and efficiently as soon as the first call is received.
You can help save valuable time by knowing the signs of stroke:
- Sudden weakness or numbness in your face, arms or leg. Especially on one side of your body.
- Sudden difficulty with vision in one or both eyes.
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, slurred speech or difficulty understanding.
- Sudden trouble walking, loss of balance, dizziness or loss of coordination.
- Sudden and severe headache with no known cause.
Know the warning signs presented by the American Stroke Association.
After a stroke, rehabilitation is key to getting back to a full, independent life. Contact The Rehab Center at Stillwater Medical Center for more information about our comprehensive rehabilitation services with the convenience of a single location for all of your recovery needs.
Stillwater Medical Center uses Telestroke to provide virtual neurology consultation through Integris for patients presenting with stroke-like symptoms in our emergency department. The TeleStroke neurologist works together with the emergency department physician to help quickly evaluate and treat potential acute stroke patients. This ensures time-sensitive therapy is initiated rapidly. While Stillwater Medical Center is proud to have neurologists in our area, this service augments stroke care and provides a building block for SMC to be a Primary Stroke Center for our region.