From the brain to the spinal cord to the nerves and muscles throughout the body, neurology deals with the study and treatment of disorders of the nerves and nervous system. The neurologists at Bluffton Regional Medical Center provide a variety of services to treat the health of this vital system.
On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Looking at these statistics, it is obvious why quick diagnosis and treatment of stroke is so important.
Bluffton Regional Medical Center has implemented a system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients who arrive in our emergency department. This includes being equipped to provide brain imaging scans, having access to a neurologist to conduct patient evaluations and using clot-busting medications when appropriate. The stroke team at Bluffton Regional Medical Center includes a neurologist, emergency department physicians and radiologists in addition to nurses, emergency response personnel and other healthcare professionals all formally trained in acute stroke treatment.
Designated by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Bluffton Regional Medical Center has also received the Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care. This means that the stroke program at Bluffton Regional Medical Center complies with national standards for stroke diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
If you suspect a loved one is having a stroke, it is important to take immediate action. Know the symptoms of a stroke, and call 911 immediately.
Symptoms of a Stroke:
- 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, sever headache with no known cause
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