When it comes to a stroke, don't take chances. Piedmont Athens Regional is the only hospital in the area that offers both a Primary Certified Stroke Care Center and a comprehensive cardiac program.
The different kinds of stroke include ischemic, hemorrhagic and transient ischemic attacks, or TIA. Risk factors for stroke include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol.
The consequence of a stroke can include problems with thinking and speaking, paralysis, pain, numbness and emotional disorders. Prompt medical treatment of stroke is critical. It's been reported clot-busting drugs administered within three hours of a stroke can be extremely effective. Other treatments include surgery, such as angioplasty and carotid endarterectomy.
Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center is a Primary Certified Stroke Care Center according to The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This designation recognizes our stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
We have everything stroke patients need -- from treatment and support services to a 24-hour neuro-hospitalist on call 365-days a year and a fulltime RN Stroke Coordinator.
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