CHI Memorial Stroke and Neuroscience Center

CHI Memorial Stroke and Neuroscience Center provides highly skilled hospital care in the diagnosis of stroke and conditions of the nervous system and brain. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced, which deprives your brain of oxygen and nutrients – causing your brain cells to die. You may also hear strokes called brain attacks because of how quickly and tragically they affect the brain. When symptoms only last an hour or less, we typically call this a transient ischemic attack or TIA.  
 
Common Symptoms of Strokes
B.E. F.A.S.T. is a simple way to remember the warning signs: 

Balance – Abrupt dizziness or loss of coordination?
Eyes – Sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes? 
Face – Look for facial drooping.
Arm – Check if one arm is weak. 
Speech – Listen for slurred speech. 
Time – Call 911 right away!  

Other symptoms of stroke could include numbness and weakness, confusion, visual disturbances, dizziness and poor balance, and severe headache. Because swift care is vital for improving outcomes after a stroke, seek immediate care in the ER or call 911 if a loved one displays any symptoms of strokes. 
 
A stroke is always unexpected, but CHI Memorial Stroke and Neuroscience Center is here to care for you. Patients are seen by referral, please contact your physician.