For patients exhibiting stroke symptoms, time is crucial. Quick diagnosis and initiation of treatment can result in better outcomes and less long-term impact for the patient. To best care for stroke patients in our community, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has earned DNV-GL Comprehensive Stroke Center accreditation, which designates hospitals with the advanced infrastructure, technology, staff and training to receive and treat patients of any age and with all types of strokes. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, we are equipped and prepared to treat strokes faster than non-designated hospitals, offering:
Our stroke care ensures:
Our stroke services range from emergency care to rehabilitation. In the emergency department, our brain attack team is trained to provide a rapid response, including minimally invasive, clot-busting technology. Our interventional neuroradiology team is able to diagnose and provide prompt, minimally invasive treatment options for severe, life-threatening conditions, including stroke and brain aneurysm. And our rehabilitation services for stroke patients include a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs. Working with a multidisciplinary team of skilled doctors, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, nurses and psychologists, patients learn the skills needed to help them regain their sense of independence and purpose.
Our expert stroke care team provides swift and potentially lifesaving care for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Our advanced, minimally invasive treatment options include:
The National Stroke Association identifies stroke as a leading cause of death among Americans and the leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. On average, someone will suffer a stroke every 40 seconds and someone will die from a stroke every four hours. Recognizing stroke symptoms and choosing B.E. F.A.S.T. can help save a life. Know the signs of a stroke:
If you suspect someone is having a stroke, remember the B.E. F.A.S.T. awareness slogan.
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