Stroke

Stroke Resource Program

Stroke is the number five cause of death, and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States.

Doylestown Hospital is designated as a Stroke Resource Center by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, and is also a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center.

A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain. When part of the brain does not get blood flow due to a blocked or ruptured blood vessel, that part of the brain starts to die. A stroke is sometimes called a brain attack. Approximately 795,000 Americans each year suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means, on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds.

At Doylestown Health, a stroke alert system is in place to provide the most expedient stroke care.

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    Team

    Doylestown Health's Emergency Medicine physicians, Interventional Cardiologists and Neurologists provide innovative treatments to help limit stroke damage.

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    About Stroke

    Stroke is a medical emergency. Fast treatment can help minimize brain damage and other complications. Learn more and call 911 if someone has stroke symptoms.

  • Testing

    Stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Learn more about the tests that may be performed at the hospital if a stroke is suspected.

  • Treatments

    When stroke happens, seconds count. Fortunately, Doylestown Health Stroke Services offers highly-specialized expertise and advanced stroke treatment options.

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    Locations

    Doylestown Health's stroke experts offer comprehensive stroke care in conveniently accessible locations throughout the area.

  • Awards

    Doylestown Health's award-winning Stroke Center is recognized with elite-plus quality achievement and Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.

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