Are you or a loved one at risk for stroke?
Mercy can help you find out.
Each year, nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke. It’s the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of long-term, chronic disability.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain can’t get the oxygen it needs, and brain cells die. Left untreated or treated too late, stroke can be devastating – even deadly.
Mercy’s stroke guide includes important information you need to know about stroke, such as:
- Signs and symptoms
- Tests and treatments
- How stroke affects you
- Your risk factors
- How to help prevent stroke
If a stroke does occur, Mercy’s ready. Our highly specialized stroke team of ER doctors, neurologists, nurses and therapists provides immediate, comprehensive care, which is key to a healthy recovery with minimal long-term damage.
The safety of our patients and caregivers has been, and always will be, our priority. We follow strict standards for disinfecting, required masking for patients, visitors and co-workers, and social distancing. Please do your part by following these and other CDC guidelines.