A stroke is a brain attack, caused when an artery in the brain is blocked or bursts—and part of the brain starts to die. One of the side effects of COVID-19 is blood clots, so those with the infection are at greater risk of stroke. Fast treatment is crucial for a better chance at survival with less disability. If you see one or more signs of stroke, act FAST and call 911 immediately.
F: Does their face droop on one side?
A: Do they have trouble raising one or both arms?
S: Do they have trouble speaking?
T: It’s time to call 911.
Overcome the urge to “wait and see” –call 911 to get the care they need.
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Learn more about the signs of stroke and why fast treatment is crucial. https://doh.w.gov/stroke
In addition to its Joint Commission Thrombectomy Capable Certification awarded in February 2020, Valley’s Stroke Center has been awarded the American Heart and Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines: Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement award since 2015.