North Alabama Neuro-Stroke NetworkHuntsville Hospital is the only Advanced Primary Stroke Center in Madison County with Thrombectomy Capable Treatment for Acute Stroke. The most recent guidelines from the 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. Our physicians and specially-trained staff in the neurological patient care units and Neuro Intensive Care Unit (NICU) want the best possible outcome for each patient.

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. 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 a stroke.

Know the symptoms and B.E. - F.A.S.T.

  • Balance - sudden loss of balance or coordination
  • Eyes - sudden change  in vision/loss of vision
  • 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.

    (Source: American Stroke Association)

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