The signs and symptoms of an impending stroke are very specific and occur abruptly. By recognizing the signs and symptoms and taking action, you may be able to avert a stroke or reduce its severity.
If you or someone you know is exhibiting the signs of a stroke, call 911 immediately.
Do not drive to the Emergency Room.
Stroke Care Program
In Nevada, nearly 10,000 people suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in Nevada and a major cause of long-term disability.
The Renown Regional Medical Center Stroke Program is nationally recognized as a model among healthcare networks for its work in bringing faster diagnosis and treatment to stroke patients.
We provide evidence-based stroke care including evaluation, treatment and education to patients who arrive at our facility with signs and symptoms of stroke.
The Stroke Center provides the latest treatment options and works to educate communities on stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. It has been nationally recognized as a model for other healthcare networks for its work to bring faster treatment to stroke patients in rural areas.
Rapid Stroke Response
When REMSA first responders or nurses in the Emergency Room notice that a patient is exhibiting signs of a stroke, a "Code Stroke" is initiated.
This process alerts and activates a team of doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers who are specially trained to care for stroke patients in an emergency. This ensures that the patient receives optimal care as quickly as possible.
Read about the different types of stroke and learn how to identify the early warning signs.
Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. Find out how you can lower your risk.