Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center provides comprehensive medical treatment for stroke from immediate treatment for people experiencing a stroke to specialized follow-up care for those coping with the result of a stroke. Saint Elizabeth specialists provide advanced medical treatment, using drugs that quickly dissolve blood clots and other therapies that preserve brain cells when blood flow to the brain is blocked. This reduces the amount of brain damage and disability a stroke patient will experience. They also perform procedures to determine the cause of the stroke and decrease the chances of another stroke. In one such procedure, Saint Elizabeth cardiologists repair a hole in a heart using a minimally invasive technique.
Physical, occupational and speech therapists play an important role in stroke recovery. They develop comprehensive treatment plans that help patients recuperate from the disabling effects of strokes and lower the risks of future strokes. An important focus of the program is education, helping people recognize the symptoms of stroke and reduce stroke risks, such as high blood pressure, and recognize symptoms of stroke.
For more information, please call 402-219-7549.