Stroke

We know it is important to act fast when you or a loved one is suffering from a stroke. This is why we have a team of experts prepared at all our emergency locations to get you the care you need right away. At Banner Health, we provide follow up care and support to help you return to as many normal activities as possible.

What is a Stroke?

A stroke is when blood flow to the brain is interrupted or blocked. Brain cells need blood to survive and when the blood is restricted, these cells begin to die. If not treats as soon as possible, a stroke can cause severe damage to the brain.

Types of Strokes

While all strokes deal with the blood supply being blocked to the brain, there are three types of strokes including:

Transient Ischemic Attack: This is considered a mini stroke and is caused by a temporary clot and blockage of blood to the brain.

Ischemic Stroke: This is the most common stroke and can occur when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked.

Hemorrhagic Stroke: This type of stroke can be broken down to two types: intracerebral or subarachnoid hemorrhage.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke?

Our expert emergency teams identify your signs and symptoms quickly to limit the effects of stroke. At Banner Health, we have emergency and trauma stroke teams ready to treat you and provide you with around the clock care for a smooth recovery. Learn more about stroke signs and symptoms here.

What Screenings and Tests are Available for Stroke?

Banner Health uses the latest technology in imaging to determine the type of stroke you or your loved one is having. We can help rule out other potential causes by looking at your symptoms and imaging tests. Learn more about stroke tests and diagnosis.

How Are Strokes Treated?

We understand that it can be frustrating if you or your loved one's life is different after a stroke. Your recovery plan may include several types of rehabilitation such as physical, speech, occupational and recreation therapies. Learn more about stroke treatment and support.

If you suspect someone is having a stroke, call 911 immediately. Time is crucial- the longer a stroke goes without treatment the more damage that can be done to the brain. At Banner Health, we have emergency and trauma stroke teams ready to treat you as soon as you come through the hospital doors and provide you with around the clock care for a smooth recovery.