Stroke Awareness Month
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Learn how to manage your risk of a stroke.
Our nationally-recognized stroke team at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center provides rapid, high-level diagnosis and care at any hour. As a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, we’re certified by national leaders for meeting advanced standards of stroke care. The center is part of the Providence Neuroscience Center, a comprehensive, integrated neuroscience program that treats conditions of the brain and spine. Learn more about our award-winning stroke program.
Our stroke program
The Providence Stroke Program offers exceptional stroke care, education and research. The program is part of the Providence Neuroscience Center, which offers complete care for conditions of the brain and spine.
Doctors and surgeons from a variety of medical specialties work with referring doctors to design treatment and rehabilitation plans focused on your unique needs. Among our doctors are trained specialists and experts in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.
A stroke stops blood supply to part of your brain. If the interruption lasts only a few minutes and doesn't cause permanent damage, it’s called a transient ischemic attack, or TIA.
If you have a TIA, you have a 25% chance of having a heart attack or stroke within 90 days, and your risk of having a stroke is 10 times higher. It’s very important to get medical help right away.
There are two types of stroke:
- Ischemic stroke: clotting within a blood vessel (over 80% of strokes)
- Hemorrhagic stroke: brain bleeding
To learn more about stroke, visit the articles below or visit the American Stroke Association’s website.