Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.
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On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds and someone dies of a stroke every 3.1 minutes. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial to ensure that patients have the best possible outcome after experiencing a stroke. This prestigious advanced certification demonstrates the hospital's expertise in quickly treating stroke patients.
Each year, about 700,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation's third leading cause of death, according to The Joint Commission. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, with about 4.7 million stroke survivors alive today.
Symptoms of stroke must be recognized FAST:
F - Facial Droop. When the individual smiles, does one side of their face droop?
A - Arm Drift. When the individual raises both arms, does one arm drift downward?
S - Slurred Speech. When the individual repeats a sentence, are any of the words slurred?
T - Time is Key. If a person shows any of the above symptoms, call 911.