In a stroke emergency time lost, is brain lost. So, experts at Kettering Health Network are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to stop stroke in its tracks. Using state-of-the-art video telecommunication integrated with electronic medical information provided from the field, experts can diagnose and begin treatment and coordinated care for stroke in patients exhibiting signs of stroke.
According to the National Stroke Association, there are two types of stroke, hemorrhagic and ischemic. The type of stroke you are having impacts the treatment approach.
Hemorrhagic strokes are less common, in fact only 15% of all strokes are hemorrhagic, but they are responsible for about 40% of all stroke deaths. A hemorrhagic stroke is either a brain aneurysm burst or a weakened blood vessel leak. Blood spills into or around the brain and creates swelling and pressure, damaging cells and tissue in the brain.
An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot. This causes blood not to reach the brain. High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for this type of stroke. Ischemic strokes account for about 87% of all strokes.