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Stroke Center

A stroke is a medical emergency. A stroke occurs when blood flow and oxygen can’t get to the brain. The sooner patients are treated for strokes, the better the outcome.

As a level III Stroke Center, the Parkland Health Center team is equipped to expertly handle stroke care for you or a loved one.

Know the Signs of Stroke

Remember to BE FAST and call 911 if you or someone you know experiences the symptoms below.

  • Balance: Does the person have a sudden loss of balance?
  • Eyes: Has the person lost vision in one or both eyes?
  • Face: Does the person's face look uneven?
  • Arm: Is one arm hanging down?
  • Speech: Is the person's speech slurred? Do they have trouble speaking or seem confused?
  • Time: Call 9-1-1 now!

Risk Factors

Risk factors that cannot be changed

  • Age: Stroke can occur at any age; 1 out of 5 people who have a stroke are under 55 and your chance of stroke increases as you get older.
  • Race: African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian/Pacific Islanders have a higher risk of stroke than people of other races.
  • Gender: More women have strokes than men, and more women die from strokes than from breast cancer every year.
  • Family history: You are at greater risk if a family member has had a stroke.

Manageable risk factors

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease, especially atrial fibrillation (a-fib)
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Poor circulation
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Obesity
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Bonne Terre
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Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628
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1101 West Liberty Street
Farmington, Missouri 63640
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