Primary Stroke Center

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.

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 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.
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