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:
- Sudden (acute) stroke treatment
- Support services
Our staff helps you through every phase of stroke care — from the moment you enter the ER, through your:
- Hospital stay
- Return to normal daily life
UPMC Jameson received the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS achievement award for applying the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the community.
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.
Learn more about stroke telemedicine at UPMC.
Inpatient and Outpatient Stroke Rehab
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:
- Speech therapy to help restore language skills after stroke.
- Occupational therapy to relearn and regain your senses and motor skills.
- Physical therapy to strengthen your muscles and improve balance and movement.
- Ongoing education about stroke after-care and how to prevent complications.
Learn more about inpatient and outpatient rehab at UPMC Jameson.
The F.A.S.T Test
A quick way to check if a person is having a stroke is to follow the F.A.S.T test:
- Face drooping: Ask the person to smile.
- Arm weakness: Ask the person to raise both of their arms.
- Speech: Ask the person to speak.
- Time: If any of the above seems out of the norm, call 911 right away.
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.
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