Texoma Living Well Magazine May/June 2018 - Page 52

Think It’s a Stroke? Recognizing the Symptoms Can Save Your Life B E F A S T STROKE COMES ON FAST. B.E. F.A.S.T., by the National Stroke Association ® offers an easy way to remember the most common signs of stroke. 911 BALANCE Does the person have a sudden loss of balance or coordination? EYESIGHT Has the person lost vision in one or both eyes or have they had sudden double vision? FACE Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? ARMS Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? SPEECH TIME Ask the person If you observe to repeat a simple any of these signs, phrase. Is their call 9-1-1 speech slurred immediately. or strange? At TMC, a 24-hour stroke team and trained emergency department personnel provide care in our designated stroke units. Ambulance personnel will provide care in transit, and they alert the hospital that a patient in need of critical care is on the way. Hospital staff is ready when you arrive. A Higher Level of Stroke Care TMC is now home to a neuro-interventional center, featuring life-saving biplane angiography, boasting an advanced imaging system for the quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment of blockages in the head and neck. Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification Level II Primary Stroke Facility designation See all that we offer: texomamedicalcenter.net/stroke 5016 S. US Highway 75 Denison, TX 75020 Physicians are on the medical staff of Texoma Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Texoma Medical Center. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. For language assistance, disability accommodations and the non-discrimination notice, visit our website. 180051