The Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Brain and Spine Institute offers a dedicated stroke team, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The team includes academic neurosurgeons from USF Health, neuro-interventional radiologists, board certified neurologists and emergency physicians, and stroke certified registered nurses to coordinate care from triage to diagnosis to treatment to recovery.
The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Florida Hospital Zephyrhills with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Additionally, the Institute has been awarded a “Silver Plus” for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Get with the Guidelines” program.
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Primary Stroke Center combines comprehensive care with leading edge technology to quickly treat patients who are having a stroke. From aggressive treatment in the emergency department to rehabilitation and wellness, our Primary Stroke Center includes:
·ED physicians and staff trained in diagnosing and treating stroke
· Neurosurgeons on staff
·Neuro Interventional Radiologist on staff
·Imaging services available 24/7
·Stroke Support Group
·Stroke Prevention & Wellness
When seconds count… count on the physicians and staff of Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Primary Stroke Center.
Call 911 immediately if you experience any of these symptoms; remember "TIME IS BRAIN"
· 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
Also, check the time so you can advise the Stroke Center of the time that your symptoms began. Today, there is treatment that can reduce the risk of damage for the most common kind of stroke, but you must seek help immediately. Your best chances are when you see a doctor within the first three hours of the onset of symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW...
· Stroke is the #4 cause of death, and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States.
· About 795,000 Americans each year suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means, on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds.
· Stroke kills more than 137,000 people a year. That's about 1 of every 18 deaths. It's the No. 4 cause of death behind diseases of the heart,
cancer and lower respiratory disease.
· On average, every 4 minutes someone dies of stroke.
· About 40 percent of stroke deaths occur in males, and 60 percent in females