Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

Rockford Health System

Stroke Center

A stroke is a “brain attack” that occurs when blood, which brings oxygen to your brain, stops flowing and brain cells die.

Rockford Health System is a certified Primary Stroke Center. We can intervene to potentially decrease the amount of neurological damage that can be associated with a stroke.

Stroke Symptoms

  • Changes in vision in one or both eyes
  • Confusion
  • Facial droop
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
  • Trouble speaking or understanding
  • Weakness of one arm or leg

Important Facts About Stroke

  • 30 percent of women cannot recognize the symptoms of stroke.
  • Stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer every year.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of disability in women.
  • Stroke is preventable and treatable. Treatment can be more effective if given quickly.

Stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1 if you experience any of the above symptoms.

Every minute counts!