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Advanced Neuroscience Treatment in Arlington

Preventing Stroke

The good news about stroke is that it is largely preventable.

You can't control all of your risk factors for stroke, such as age, gender and family history, but you can determine what your manageable personal risk factors are and take steps to control, treat and improve them today.

Do you know your personal stroke risk factors?

Take our stroke risk assessment to identify your stroke risk factors and how to improve them.

Take the Assessment

Medical City Arlington’s advanced medical facilities and technology provides for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of braine and spine conditions, including stroke, brain hemorrhages, spinal disorders, brain tumors, epilepsy, sleep disorders. Treatments include both surgical and non-surgical options.

MCA provides neuroscience care, including advanced treatments for brain cancer, life-saving interventions for stroke patients, as well as treatments for other complex spine disorders.

Partnership with Texas Stroke Institute

Medical City Arlington also partners with medical professionals from HCA’s Texas Stroke Institute, the first comprehensive brain attack system of care in North Texas. This world-renowned team of stroke and interventional neurologists are board certified in neuro-critical care.

Stroke Services

A stroke occurs in America every 45 seconds, making it a leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death among adults. Medical City Arlington is proud to be Tarrant County’s first TJC Certified Primary Stroke Center. MCA is a state designated Level 2 Stroke Center and Get With The Guidelines Gold Award Recipient for 2009 and 2010.

Stroke Facts

  • Stroke is America's third leading killer.
  • It is the #1 cause for nursing home admissions.
  • Unfortunately, half of all stroke victims have no warning signs before a stroke occurs.

For the 750,000 Americans who experience stroke or other cerebrovascular events each year, immediate attention and individualized care are vital for maximum recovery. The Stroke Program at Medical City Arlington features Neuro-Hospitalists on call 24/7 for triage and immediate treatment of stroke patients. Our team of professionals takes a multi disciplinary approach that's specifically tailored for each patient to maximize patient care and optimize their recovery. The Stroke Program also offers support and education to the patients and their families.

Are You at Risk for Stroke?

There is no typical neurological patient. Each person will have unique symptoms or perhaps NO symptoms at all. Prevention and early detection are key factors in identifying and successfully treating neurological conditions. Know these warning signs of stroke and teach them to others. Every second counts:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

Stroke Support Group

MCA offers a Stroke Support Group that meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held from 2:00 - 3:00pm in Room 409 on the 4th floor of Professional Building A.

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For further information in regard to our Stroke program and Stroke Support Group, please contact Rachel McGowan at (817) 525-4691 or Rachel.McGowan@hcahealthcare.com.

Questions About Stroke?

For additional comprehensive information on stroke, visit www.strokeassociation.org.