Stroke

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.

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

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