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Mercy Stroke Guide

Are you or a loved one at risk for stroke?

Mercy can help you find out.

Each year, nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke. It’s the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of long-term, chronic disability.

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain can’t get the oxygen it needs, and brain cells die. Left untreated or treated too late, stroke can be devastating – even deadly.

Mercy’s stroke guide includes important information you need to know about stroke, such as:

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Tests and treatments
  • How stroke affects you
  • Your risk factors
  • How to help prevent stroke

If a stroke does occur, Mercy’s ready. Our highly specialized stroke team of ER doctors, neurologists, nurses and therapists provides immediate, comprehensive care, which is key to a healthy recovery with minimal long-term damage.

The safety of our patients and caregivers has been, and always will be, our priority. We follow strict standards for disinfecting, required masking for patients, visitors and co-workers, and social distancing. Please do your part by following these and other CDC guidelines.

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