What is a Stroke?
When the blood supply to the brain is suddenly reduced or stopped, a stroke occurs. Without immediate medical intervention, the part of the brain that is deprived of blood can no longer function. There are treatments that can reduce the risk of damage from the most common types of stroke, but only if you get help quickly, which is why EVERY MINUTE COUNTS!
If you experience the following symptoms, call 911 immediately:
- Sudden weakness or numbness 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
Certified Stroke Center
Certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the Eastside Stroke Program offers comprehensive, compassionate, state-of-the-art care for people who have had a stroke or other neurologic conditions. Our team of professionals is prepared to assist you and your family from diagnosis, to treatment, to rehabilitation, to follow-up care and, if necessary, long term care.
For more information about Stroke prevention, symptoms and treatment, call our Stroke Program Coordinator at (770) 736-2357
Eastside's program features:
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech and language pathologists
- Critical care nurses
- Social workers/case managers