Treating Stroke With Time in Mind
Stroke treatment depends on the type of stroke, its location, and its severity. The two types of stroke are ischemic and hemorrhagic. An ischemic stroke, the most common type, occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked and impairs oxygenated blood flow to part of the brain. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds, preventing oxygenated blood from reaching a part of the brain.
If you suspect a stroke, be sure to act F.A.S.T. Our DNV-Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers have the capability to quickly intervene to stop the progression of stroke damage and prevent permanent impairment through the use of thrombolytic medications (tPA, the clot buster) and minimally invasive techniques.
Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery
Each stroke survivor’s road to recovery is different, but a personalized rehabilitation plan is key. Stroke is a leading cause of disability in America as it can affect people physically, mentally, and emotionally. Therefore, it’s important to choose the right rehabilitation program to improve patient outcomes. Discuss your path to recovery with a St. Luke’s Health neurologist who can create a comprehensive treatment plan based on your needs.
Stroke Support Group
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and The Woodland's Hospital are proud to offer Stroke Support Groups for patients and their families affected by stroke and brain aneurysms.
Please join us each month, when we will provide an atmosphere of support and education as stroke survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals discuss new and relevant topics.
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Stroke Support Group
Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Radiation Therapy & CyberKnife® Center.
The Woodland's Hospital Stroke Support Group
Meets the third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.