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Certified Primary Stroke Center

Beebe Healthcare, as a certified Primary Stroke Center, is recognized by emergency medical personnel as a hospital of choice in a stroke emergency and provides a nationally recognized standard of care that fosters the best possible outcomes for stroke patients.

How We Diagnose and Treat a Stroke

Because a stroke interferes with the supply of oxygen to the brain, damage may occur that impacts the body’s ability to function as it did before. The patient’s subsequent disability depends upon where the stroke occurred in the brain, what kind of stroke it was, how serious it was, and whether aggressive medication was given within the four-and-a-half-hour time window. Diagnostic tools such as a carotid duplex scan or a magnetic resonance angiogram or image (MRA or MRI) will show where the stroke occurred. The Physical Rehabilitation team of occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists is able to take that information, combined with their own unique assessments, to develop a rehabilitation treatment regimen.

Did You Know?

Rehabilitation is a major component of stroke treatment. Beebe Physical Rehabilitation Services works closely with stroke patients to reach their goals for recovery.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Stroke

Use the BE FAST method and call 911 if you suspect a stroke.

Those with the following symptoms are at higher risk for a stroke:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Lifestyles
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg — especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke & National Stroke Association

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