Stroke, or a “brain attack," happens when a clot cuts off blood supply to the brain or bursts. It's the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.
Early treatment and rehab are crucial. If you see someone experiencing stroke symptoms, call 911.
This is why the stroke program at UPMC Jameson includes:
Our staff helps you through every phase of stroke care — from the moment you enter the ER, through your:
UPMC Jameson’s stroke telemedicine program provides access to experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute in Pittsburgh.
Through secure, high-def video conferencing in our ER, we can consult with a stroke specialist 24/7.
The stroke rehab team at UPMC Jameson tailors therapy plans for each stroke survivor. Our goal is to help you reach your greatest level of independence.
Rehab services we offer include:
A quick way to check if a person is having a stroke is to follow the F.A.S.T test:
Time is brain.
Once a stroke happens, seeking care right away is vital to prevent further damage to the brain. Quick treatment can reduce problems that come from stroke.