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Neuroscience Services

Primary Stroke Center

Stroke Services

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is certified by The Joint Commission as a primary stroke center. The center stresses a multidisciplinary approach to stroke care and is supported by a neurointensivist medical director and staff specifically trained in stroke care.

The stroke center is equipped with advanced technology, including updated facilities and telemedicine technology. The continuum of care provided by the center — from emergency services through rehabilitation to community outreach and education — exemplifies the hospital’s dedication to excellence and to fulfilling its mission to help improve the health of people in the communities served.

Stroke Symptoms

Symptoms of stroke must be recognized FAST:

  • F - Facial Droop. When the individual smiles, does one side of their face droop?
  • A - Arm Drift. When the individual raises both arms, does one arm drift downward?
  • S - Slurred Speech. When the individual repeats a sentence, are any of the words slurred?
  • T - Time is Key. If a person shows any of the above symptoms, call 911.

Meeting Your Needs

Health care professionals, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and emergency medicine physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas, as well as nurses, technicians, radiology and lab support, and rehabilitation specialists, organize and deliver care to stroke patients. Acute stroke team physicians on the medical staff have access to “clot-busting” drugs, and a specially trained neurointensivist is on the medical staff to coordinate a patient’s care during his or her stay in the hospital.

Stroke Recovery

We believe that stroke recovery begins on day one. Therapists and a stroke coordinator work alongside physicians in the acute care setting and work with the patient and family to form individualized care plans to help reduce the occurrence of a recurrent stroke. The inpatient unit was one of the first in the country to be accredited in stroke rehabilitation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Skilled therapists and technicians develop new tools and strategies to help patients meet the demands of life’s daily activities. The stroke center also includes access to education and prevention programs as well as stroke survivor support groups.

If you are experiencing any signs of a stroke, please call 911. For more information on the stroke center, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

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