About 700,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
On average, a stroke occurs every 45 seconds. The effects of a stroke
can be devastating for both the individual and their family. It's
important to call 9-1-1 immediately if someone is showing signs of a
Stroke warning signs
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
Source: American Stroke Association
PODCAST EPISODE: Kelly Printy, RN, nurse supervisor, and Rhapsody Kirkpatrick, RN, patient care coordinator, join Dr. Arnold to discuss what is a stroke, signs and symptoms to watch out for, treatment and more.
Rehabilitation after a stroke
If you've had a stroke, St. Luke's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a regional leader in helping stroke patients get back to where they want to be.
St. Luke's Stroke Clinic
To reduce the chances you'll experience a recurrent stroke, we've
developed a clinic that offers support, education and resources to
patients and families who've experienced a stroke. We offer:
- One-on-one stroke education to help you reduce your risk factors and learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke
- Medication reviews and adjustments as needed
- Communication about your health status with your doctor and healthcare team