The first three hours after a stroke are critical. That’s when a stroke victim can be evaluated and given a clot-busting drug if necessary. But even stroke victims who’ve missed the three-hour window can be assured they will receive advanced care in Norman Regional’s dedicated stroke care unit.
Norman Regional Health System has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers for the second year in a row. The Gold Seal of Approval is a clear sign that Norman Regional is compliant with the most stringent standards of performance.
Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Each year about 700,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds. Someone dies of a stroke every three minutes. With urgent and immediate care from providers like Norman Regional, people can survive and go on to live happy, healthy lives.
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Hemorrhagic stroke – Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures or leaks. This can result from a number of conditions including uncontrolled high blood pressure and weak spots in your blood vessels.
Stroke affects men and women equally, but women are more likely to die of stroke than men.
Blacks are at a greater risk of stroke than most other races, due partly to a higher prevalence of high blood pressure and diabetes.
If you or someone you are with experience any of these symptoms seek emergency care immediately by calling 911 or being taken to the hospital.