A stroke, whether ischemic or hemorrhagic, is a medical emergency.

A stroke, whether ischemic or hemorrhagic, is a medical emergency. When the blood supply to a part of your brain is interrupted or reduced a stroke occur and the window to evaluate, investigate and treat is very short. Managing stroke patients is a high priority for the neurosurgeons of GHNC. Dr. Shedden works closely with CHI-St. Luke's The Woodlands Comprehensive stroke program to handle these cases.

There are two forms of stroke: ischemic, blockage of a blood vessel to the brain, and hemorrhagic, which is bleeding into or around the brain.

Symptoms

Symptoms that can occur are:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness to one side
  • Confusion
  • Trouble speaking
  • Vision problems
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Sudden and severe headache
  • Impaired consciousness
  • FAST (face, arm, speech, time)
How we can help

Treatment and Prevention

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately.

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Our team of professionals at the GHNC are ready to help you begin your journey to health and recovery.