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Stroke Prevention, Treatment and Healing

Return to Life as You Knew It

When you or a loved one experiences a stroke, your plans may be put on pause. We want to help you resume your life, guiding you on a path to strength and wellness. Strokes affect your vascular and neurological systems and require a detailed approach to care. Count on the multidisciplinary team of stroke specialists at AdventHealth to join together and help you heal.

No matter where you are, you can benefit from the most highly regarded Cardiac Care in the country and leading Neurology Care teams. Whatever your location or situation, we are here for you through every stage of health, from stroke prevention to treatment and rehabilitation after a stroke. Good stroke care can save lives. The best stroke care can give you the greatest chance at a life full of happiness and wellness. That's our goal — and we know it's your goal, too.

Proactive, Compassionate Stroke Care

For a Life of Wellness

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

When it comes to a stroke, every minute matters. The world-class neurologists and cardiac-care experts at our AdventHealth network of hospitals specialize in stroke treatments. You'll find a supportive continuum of care, here to guide you before, during, and well after a stroke. Early detection is the first phase. Your initial screening will include an assessment of risk factors, including:

  • Age
  • Diabetes
  • Family History
  • Heart Disease, Like Atrial Fibrillation
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Illicit Drug Use
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking
  • Weight

Gaining a full understanding of your risk for stroke puts you in the best position to make any lifestyle changes necessary to help reduce your risk. We'll be there to guide and support you with nutritionists to introduce you to a healthier diet, sleep-study experts, smoking-cessation programs, harm reduction, and other resources to help you along the way to whole health and wellness.

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

If you're concerned about strokes, you want information — the kind that empowers you to recognize warning signs and gives you confidence that you're receiving the best care. At AdventHealth, we want to arm you with that knowledge. To start, there are two types of strokes:

  • Ischemic stroke is the most common type and happens when a clot blocks a vessel supplying blood to the brain.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke is rarer and occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures.

If you or a loved one experience symptoms of stroke, do not hesitate. Use the letters in the word "F.A.S.T." to quickly identify stroke symptoms. The acronym stands for:

  • Face Drooping
  • Arm Weakness
  • Speech Difficulty
  • Time to Call 9-1-1

Our Emergency Departments are always on call and ready to help care for you with speed, expertise, and compassion. If you or a loved one is experiencing any symptoms of stroke, call 911.

Comprehensive Stroke Treatment Aimed at a Full Recovery

You're stronger when you have the right support. It's why our expert neurologists and other stroke specialists work in harmony to lift you up in body, mind, and spirit. Their teamwork means you get the best care available, from televideo technology that offers quick stroke treatment no matter your location, to minimally invasive care options for even the most-complex stroke-related issues. We'll never stop caring for you, working across all stages from stroke prevention to urgent treatment and rehabilitation after a stroke. Stroke preventive care options may include:

  • Blood Pressure Medications
  • Medications to Lower Chances of Forming a Clot
  • Medications to Manage Atrial Fibrillation
  • Removing Plaque and Opening Blockages via Inpatient Procedures

If a stroke happens, we’ll act quickly and decisively to help you find relief faster. Depending on the stroke, your care plan may include:

  • Blood Thinners
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy for Ischemic Stroke
  • Minimally Invasive Endovascular Procedure for Hemorrhagic Stroke

Our stroke care doesn’t stop when you walk out of our doors. We’ll be with you at every stage of your wellness journey, providing effective rehabilitative after a stroke that helps restore your strength physically, emotionally, and spiritually. These therapies could include:

  • Communication and Language Courses
  • Emotional Stamina and Support Service
  • Physical Therapy
  • Practical Skills Training
  • Psychological Care
  • Support Groups

Take our hand and lean on us to guide you at every stage of your stroke treatment and recovery. You want the best chance at a long life of wellness. We're here to strive for that.

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The stroke rehab, the staff... I could sit here and call out so many names that have been so inspirational to me.

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