(9/06/10) - McLeod Medical Center Dillon is now partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the MUSC REACH Stroke Network. Supported in part by Health Sciences South Carolina, this potentially life-saving network provides patients of McLeod Dillon with immediate, 24/7 access to the stroke care experts at MUSC.
This is a tremendous benefit to our community. You see, when it comes to stroke, time lost is brain lost. The longer it takes a stroke patient to receive care, the greater the chances of permanent disability or even death. Working with MUSC stroke experts, doctors at McLeod Dillon can diagnose and treat stroke patients with the latest therapies quickly and without delays. This gives patients the best chance of returning to pre-stroke health.
For more information, visit www.MUSCHealth.com.
When it comes to stroke, know the warning signs! If you know the symptoms of stroke, you might save a life. They are: ·Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body ·Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech ·Sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes ·Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination ·Severe headaches with no known cause
Act fast in an emergency. If you think you or someone you care about is experiencing a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately and come to the Emergency Department at McLeod Dillon. Don't ignore stroke symptoms. Don't delay getting expert stroke care at McLeod Dillon. Don't take "no" for an answer. Take action!