Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center

StrokePrompt, Expert Treatment for Stroke Patients

About 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. In fact, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, making stroke a leading cause of adult disability, as well as the third-leading cause of death nationwide.

According to experts, a stroke should be treated with the same urgency as a heart attack. Every second is critical to patient care, survival and subsequent quality of life.

At Manatee Memorial, stroke patients receive specially-designed services and treatments which focus on prevention and intervention, as well as rehabilitation and education.

Fast, Team-Based Stroke Services

With fast, team-based stroke services, The Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Manatee Memorial offers a rapid-response Stroke Alert Team to evaluate and treat all stroke emergencies, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Recognized by the American Stroke Association — Get With The Guidelines Stroke Initial Performance Achievement Award from 2005-2009 — our team-based approach allows for streamlined treatment and services. In fact, recent clinical studies indicate that a team approach was shown to improve patient outcomes.

To help deliver prompt, quality care, the multidisciplinary Stroke Alert Team may consist of:

  • Emergency physicians
  • Emergency nurses
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Specially-trained nurses
  • Medical technicians

Expanded Unit with Advanced Treatments

Our expanded stroke unit offers advanced diagnostics and stroke treatments.

Included among our treatment methods is thrombolytic therapy, which can greatly benefit patients if administered within three hours of a stroke.

A Full Continuum of Care

At Manatee Memorial, stroke patients can access a full complement of specially-designed services and treatments which focus on:

  • Prevention and intervention
  • Education
  • Active management of strokes
  • Rehabilitation

Know the Possible Warning Signs of a Stroke

  • Numbness, weakness or paralysis in face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden blurred or decreased vision in one or both eyes.
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding simple statements.
  • Loss of balance or coordination when combined with another sign.

Remember: If you experience any signs of a stroke, call 911 immediately!

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For more information about the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Manatee Memorial Hospital, please call (941) 812-9566.

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Gold Plus Achievement Award for
Stroke Care

AHA GWTGFor the fifth year, Manatee Memorial Hospital has received the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® program, after receiving the associations' Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award every year since 2006.

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What is a
Stroke

A stroke, sometimes referred to as a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or a “brain attack”, is an interruption in the flow of blood to cells in the brain. Deprived of oxygen from the blood, the cells die. A stroke occurs when (1) a blockage of an artery prevents blood from reaching cells in the brain, or (2) an artery ruptures inside or outside the brain, causing hemorrhage.

Manatee Memorial Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.     

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