Huntsville Hospital is the only Primary Stroke Center in Madison County. The most recent guidelines from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommend that paramedics transport a stroke patient to the closest facility most capable of treating acute stroke, even if that means bypassing other hospitals.
Huntsville Hospital’s 24/7 Stroke Team reminds you to seek medical help immediately if you or a loved one experience any warning signs of stroke.
Know the symptoms and act F.A.S.T.
- Face droops on one side
- Arm drifts downward when raised
- Speech is slurred
- Time – Call 9-1-1 immediately.
Approximately 1.9 million brain cells die every minute a stroke goes untreated.
For more information about stroke, visit strokeassociation.org.