At Dixie Regional Medical Center we offer the best possible stroke care.
 
A stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain suddenly stops. It can happen because of a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel (ischemic stroke) or because a blood vessel in your brain bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). Your brain cells need oxygen and nutrients carried by the blood, so when a stroke happens, brain cells begin to die within minutes. Click the links below to learn more about strokes and how to respond when one is happening.
 

What are the signs and symptoms?

If you have any of these signs and symptoms, call 911 immediately. During a stroke, every second counts. Remember to B.E. F.A.S.T.! 
 
B: Balance - Sudden dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
E: Eyes - Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
F: Face - Sudden numbness or weakness of the face (Does one side of your face droop?)
A: Arm - Sudden numbness or weakness of the face (Does one side of your face droop?)
S: Speech - Sudden numbness or weakness of the face (Does one side of your face droop?)
T: Time
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