According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death, behind diseases of the heart and cancer, and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States.
When someone is having a stroke, they need prompt emergency medical care. During a stroke blood supply to the brain is cut off or disrupted, causing part of the brain to go without the oxygen-rich blood it needs. The longer the brain goes without blood, the greater the chance a disability will occur.
Des Peres Hospital has a team of healthcare professionals ready to care for stroke patients. The clinical team at Des Peres Hospital has the resources and equipment available to evaluate and treat stroke patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The team is ready to quickly evaluate each patient that presents to the hospital with stroke like symptoms.
Des Peres Hospital participates in the American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke initiative. The goal of the program is to improve the overall quality of care for stroke patients by improving acute stroke treatment and preventing future stroke events.