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Why Maryvale Hospital for Stroke Care?

For more than 50 years, Maryvale Hospital has delivered the highest level of care that enhances clinical outcomes and patient experience. We guide our patients through every phase of their personalized care plans, with focus on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

  • Acute stroke teams
  • 24-hour interpretation of computerized CT scans
  • Inpatient physical therapy
  • Recipient of multiple awards and designations for outstanding patient care
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center, accredited by The Joint Commission - Achieved Bronze Status
  • Named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
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Know the Symptoms of a Stroke – Act FAST

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. With Stroke – Time is Brain. For every minute that brain cells are deprived of oxygen during stroke, the likelihood of brain damage increases. Act FAST represents four key signs of identifying a possible stroke: face, arms, speech and time. Here’s how it works:



Face - Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms - Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech - Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can the patient repeat the sentence correctly?
Time - Get the affected person to a hospital right away to receive the most effective treatment.

If a person is having trouble with these basic commands, call 911 immediately.


Are You at Risk for a Stroke?

It is possible to have a stroke without the risk factors listed below. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your likelihood of having a stroke. If you have a number of risk factors, ask your doctor what you can do to reduce your risk. Risk factors for stroke include:

  • Poor Diet
  • Smoking
  • Drug Use
  • Certain Medical Conditions
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Genetic Factors
  • Ethnic Background
Learn more about risk factors  

Stroke Awareness Resources

American Stroke Association (ASA)
The division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising, and advocacy.
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Tel: 888-478-7653

National Stroke Association (NSA)
National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.
9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112
Tel: 800-STROKES or 800-787-6537

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