Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Yet stroke remains the second leading cause of death in the world. Few conditions can occur as rapidly and with as devastating consequences as stroke. Yet about 4.5 million stroke survivors are alive today. The innovation of diagnostic technologies, advanced treatment techniques and improved management of stroke risk factors have created new hope for persons who have had a stroke or who are at risk of having a stroke.

The Stroke Program at Saint Agnes is dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating strokes, offering expertise and leading-edge technology. Care is managed through evidencebased stroke protocols to ensure that from the first point of contact you receive high quality care.

As a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, Saint Agnes is one of more than 925 certified primary stroke centers in 48 states. While many centers are concerned mainly with managing acute stroke, members of the Stroke Program at Saint Agnes place a strong emphasis on prevention of future strokes. Ensuring that you are placed on the proper medications and receive the necessary education on healthy lifestyle changes will decrease your risk for stroke. Our No.1 objective is to help you improve your quality of life.

Know the Signs

Knowing your stroke risk is important, and steps can be taken to reduce your risk when you work with your doctor and become involved in improving your health. Please take a moment to learn about the risk factors, symptoms and treatment of stroke – knowing may help to save your life or the life of someone you love.

For more information about Saint Agnes Stroke Program, call (559) 450-3585.

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