A stroke is a medical emergency caused by reduced or interrupted blood flow to a part of your brain. This can happen due to a blockage in an artery (ischemic stroke) or the rupture of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke).
Brain cells start dying due to lack of oxygen and nutrients when this occurs.
A stroke can be scary and overwhelming, but emergency care can make a big difference in recovery. At Houston Medical ER, our team of experienced providers, including board-certified physicians and ER-trained nurses, offers prompt care with short wait times for patients of all ages.
If you or a loved one needs medical attention, you can count on Houston Medical ER to deliver superior care. No appointment is necessary; just give us a call or walk in. But if you're facing a life-threatening emergency like a stroke, dial 911.
When someone comes to the emergency room with stroke symptoms, we quickly diagnose and treat the issue. We monitor the patient's vital signs and perform tests to pinpoint the type of stroke.
Depending on the cause and severity of the stroke, treatment may include medication to dissolve blood clots, surgery, or other interventions. Throughout the process, our emergency room staff is attentive and empathetic, understanding the fear and uncertainty that come with a stroke.
With prompt and effective care, a stroke patient has a better chance of a successful recovery.
When treating a stroke, time is of the utmost importance. Every minute counts in minimizing the damage and increasing the chances of a full recovery.
The most effective stroke treatments involve restoring blood flow to the affected area of the brain. We achieve this through medication, surgery, or a combination of the two, depending on the severity of the stroke.
Stroke patients may require rehabilitation to help regain lost abilities and adjust to any permanent changes. Recognizing the signs of a stroke and seeking medical attention immediately can make all the difference in the treatment and outcome of this serious medical condition.
Quick treatment is crucial when it comes to a stroke. The longer your brain goes without adequate blood flow, the more damage occurs. Fast intervention can significantly reduce brain damage and other complications.
The key is recognizing the symptoms and getting to a hospital as soon as possible. Remember the acronym F.A.S.T. to spot stroke signs quickly:
Can the person smile? Does one side of the face appear droopy?
Can the person raise both arms? Does one arm drift downward?
Can the person repeat a simple phrase? Does their speech seem strange or slurred?
Time is of the essence. If you notice any of these signs, call 911 immediately.
Every second counts when treating a stroke. The sooner the stroke victim gets medical attention, the better the chances are for recovery.
We understand that emergencies can happen at any time, which is why we're open 24/7. With years of experience serving Houston and Spring, Texas, and surrounding communities, you can trust our team to provide the care you need when you need it most.
Visit us today at Houston Medical ER or give us a call if you have any questions or need information.