A stroke is a lack of adequate blood supply to the brain, caused by a clot (ischemic stroke) or bleeding (hemorrhagic stroke). Brain tissue dies within four minutes after a stroke begins. Stroke is a medical emergency. If you or someone you know shows symptoms of a stroke, it’s critical that you immediately call 911 so that treatment can begin as soon as possible.
Quick action preserves brain cells. Some treatments can only be successful in minimizing damage to the brain if they begin within a few brief hours after stroke symptoms appear. The sooner you seek medical care, the better your chances for a successful recovery.
Learn to recognize stroke symptoms.
Stanley Wissman Stroke Center
The Parkview stroke center excels in stroke treatment and prevention by combining:
- Outstanding medical expertise, including interventional procedures and surgical treatments
- Interdisciplinary teamwork
- Patient and family-focused care
- Advanced medical technology
- Participation in national stroke research
- Community health education
About Stanley Wissman Stroke Center
Recovering from a stroke?
Follow-up care after a hospital stay is provided by a neurologist or neuro-interventionalist within the Parkview Neurosciences practice on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus.
To schedule, call 260-425-6780.
From administering medication to removing a blood clot and stopping a stroke in process to cutting-edge clinical trials, we are committed to providing you with life-saving stroke care.
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Assess Your Stroke Risk
Lower your risk of having a stroke by adjusting your lifestyle habits. This handy stroke risk scorecard reveals the lifestyle factors that affect a person’s risk. Share this tool with your physician to set your goals.
Stroke Risk Scorecard
Stroke education can help you be proactive with your health and take steps to reduce your risk of having another stroke. Our education team creates educational videos that you can view on-demand.
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