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Stroke Services in Hanford

Care you can count on

We recognize stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability for those in the United States. Our dedicated team provides the highest level of stroke care in our community.

Experiencing a stroke is scary, but when a patient walks into the emergency room at Adventist Health Hanford, they are already on the road to recovery, thanks to an immediate assessment and a plan for step-by-step care that continues when they return home.

If you or a loved one experiences a stroke, call 911 immediately, or come to our ER. Physicians and emergency staff work quickly to stabilize stroke patients to avoid or reduce permanent damage. At Adventist Health Hanford, we have a neurologist and telemedicine services for stroke care. Telemedicine allows a neurologist to consult with Adventist Health physicians and patients through a webcam that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through telemedicine, neurologists can observe and interact with patients to offer medical recommendations for the best possible outcomes.

Some of our specific stroke services include care for the following:

  • Ischemic stroke: Results from an obstruction in a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke"): A temporary blockage in a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain, usually lasting only a few minutes; a TIA can be a warning sign of stroke
  • Carotid stenosis: Narrowing of the carotid arteries, which supply blood to the brain, due to atherosclerosis or build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances in the blood stream

Seeking immediate treatment, within 90 minutes of a stroke or stroke-like symptoms, significantly increases your chances of recovery and survival.

Familiarize yourself with the signs of stroke

Some of the warning signs of stroke include:

  • Sudden weakness of the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

If you think you or a loved one might be having a stroke, please call 911 IMMEDIATELY. Time is of the essence.

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