Fighting stroke effectively begins with the right type of emergency care that can restore blood flow to the brain tissue right away and minimize long-term damage. When emergency care is delivered within the first few hours after symptoms are observed, the chances of death and disability are significantly reduced. At the Stroke Center of Brandon Regional Hospital, we understand the pressing need of care for patients presenting stroke symptoms, so we strive to maintain guidelines that exceed the certification guidelines of the Joint Commission, which we have met to become a Primary Stroke Center in Hillsborough County.
Patients with stroke symptoms will receive priority care with consistent and extensive screening and treatment guidelines. Typically, patients will have an MRI or CT scan within 45 minutes of arriving at the hospital, and a 24/7 lab is available to analyze test results quickly for the most rapid treatment available. Following primary care, we provide support and education for stroke patients and their families to minimize the impact of this traumatic event.
If you suspect you or a loved one is having a stroke, call 911 right away. With Brandon Regional Hospital in your neighborhood, you will have the comfort of knowing the best possible care is not far from home. You can explore more details of our stroke care on our website or at (888) 327-2636.