Alameda Hospital's certified primary stroke center has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission. This means that this center provides the next generation of stroke care and has met and seeks to maintain The Joint Commission's high standards in providing stroke care.
Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to, and within the brain. It is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States.
The key is to learn and recognize the warning signs of a stroke. If you or someone you know has one or more warning signs, don’t delay – call 911 or get to the hospital immediately. Warning signs include:
- 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
Major risk factors of stroke include high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and cigarette smoking.
National Stroke Association
Risk Factors for Stroke
What are Heart Disease and Stroke
What is Hemmorahagic Stroke
What is High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure and Stroke
Lifestyle Changes and Stroke
Be Stroke Smart
Alameda Hospital regularly hosts free stroke-related programs and events, including blood pressure screenings, stroke risk assessments, community lectures and more.
Community Stroke Risk Assessments:
Thursday, March 31: 1-3:30 p.m., Mastick Senior Center
Friday, May 20: 9 a.m.-noon, Alameda Hospital
Tuesday, August 9: 1-4 p.m., Alameda Main Library
Assessments Include: blood pressure, body mass index, total cholesterol, blood glucose, quick look EKG and review of personal risk for stroke.
Blood Pressure Screening:
Offered the 3rd Friday of each month, beginning April 2016
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Women's Health Center, 1st floor