Huntsville 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)