If you suspect that you or someone you know is experiencing a stroke, call 911. The vascular experts at Blessing provide prompt medical treatment that minimizes brain damage and saves lives.

Stroke Care: Experience the Blessing Difference

The vascular team at Blessing is nationally recognized for medical excellence in stroke care. We are recognized as a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center via the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Recognizing the Signs of Stroke

The American Stroke Association recommends the BE FAST approach for recognizing signs of stroke. BE FAST stands for:

  • Balance: Loss of balance, headache or dizziness

  • Eyes: Blurred vision

  • Facial drooping: One side of the face may droop or feel numb. The affected person may have an uneven or lopsided smile.

  • Arm weakness: One arm may droop or feel numb. A person having a stroke may not be able to raise both arms.

  • Speech problems: Speech may be slurred or hard to understand. The affected person may not be able to repeat a simple sentence like “The sky is blue.”

  • Time to call 911: If someone shows any of these symptoms, call for emergency medical care.

Other Signs of Stroke

Additional signs of stroke include:

  • Sudden confusion

  • Vision problems

  • Dizziness

  • Loss of balance or coordination

  • Difficulty walking

  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

  • Numbness or weakness on one side of the body (face, arms or legs)

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment with a cardiologist, please call 217-214-3424.