Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Denton has been named a Primary Stroke Facility by the State of
Texas and certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint
This certification is based on the
recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain
Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association's statements
and guidelines for stroke care.
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
Texas Health Denton offers
outpatient and inpatient services, extended therapy care and
support groups, all to try to make recovery as swift and complete
as possible. 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
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