Norman Regional Health System has highly trained staff, beginning with the EMS responders to the Emergency Room Physicians and staff who evaluate quickly because “Time is Brain.” If the patient is deemed a candidate for TPA (Clot Buster Drug) a code stroke is activated. Lab for TPA, decisions and drug administration must all be within three hours of the Brain Attack.
The biggest percentage of patients do not seek help in a timely manner ruling out ability to give TPA. For these patients, they are admitted to our dedicated stroke care unit and treated with the most up to date standards of care.
To provide multidisciplinary stroke care to all persons in our region - and regions to the south, to include prevention, treatment and rehabilitation with a commitment to excellence, integrity and compassion.
Nationally recognized as a leader in stroke outcomes and rehabilitation. Most trusted resource for the outlying communities in our region for stroke education, innovation and evidence-based care and rehabilitation.
Ischemic stroke – An ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. It occurs when blood clots or other particles block arteries to the brain which causes reduced blood flow. This deprives the brain of oxygen and nutrients and brain cells may begin to die within minutes.
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.
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