Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability, yet the American Stroke Association estimates fewer than one in five people in the U.S. can recognize a symptom of a stroke. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every three minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, Florida Hospital New Smyrna Medical Center is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with our rapid response stroke team. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to immediately evaluate and diagnose stroke patients. And we begin treatment quickly – saving precious time and, therefore, brain.
We take a patient-centered approach to stroke detection and management, from the emergency department through rehabilitation. Doctors, nurses, therapists, and other specialists work with patients and their families to design a plan of recovery tailored to each patient’s personal goals.