American Heart Association® Don't Die of Doubt
5 reasons hospitals are safe for heart, stroke emergencies — even
in the pandemic
Although COVID-19 has changed the world, it hasn’t changed the fact
that hospitals are the safest place to be if there’s a heart attack,
stroke or other medical emergency.
Here’s why the coronavirus shouldn’t make you hesitate or doubt
you need emergency help.
- Hospitals are following infection control protocols to sanitize, socially
distance and keep infected people away from others.
- Calling 911 immediately is still your best chance of surviving an emergency.
- Year in and year out, heart disease and stroke are the top two killers
- Fast care is the key to survival.
- Emergency room workers know what to do, even when things seem chaotic.
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If you would like additional information specific to the Cardiovascular
Disease and Stroke population and their risk, please view the following link:
Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus Information)
With the evolving impact of coronavirus in communities across the country,
many Americans are facing new challenges keeping them from getting to
the office, school, grocery store or gym. The American Heart Association
has resources to help maintain a healthy lifestyle while at home.
Kaweah Delta Stroke Program
Preventing & Treating Strokes in Visalia, Tulare County & Surrounding Areas
About Our Stroke Program
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the nation. Every 40 seconds,
someone in the United States has a stroke, and every four minutes one
person will die from a stroke. According to the California Department
of Public Health, more people die of a stroke in Tulare County than in
the state of California (42.7 per 100,000 compared to 38.1 per 100,000
deaths). Stroke is a disease that affects the blood vessels that take
blood to your brain.
Kaweah Delta is committed to providing the best care possible for our patients
who have had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack). According to
Healthgrades Clinical Quality Reports, Kaweah Delta's stroke death
rate has been beyond expectations as compared to other hospitals throughout
the nation. With this commitment, Kaweah Delta has obtained the Joint
Commission's Primary Stroke Certification. By pursuing certification,
Kaweah Delta has reduced the variation in clinical processes thus improving
the quality of patient care and increasing community education on stroke
The mission of Kaweah Delta’s Stroke Program is to provide timely,
patient-centered and evidence-based care to achieve the best possible
outcomes for patients with signs and symptoms of acute stroke.
- Rapid identification of patients with signs/symptoms consistent with acute stroke.
- Management of acute stroke patients appropriately and efficiently according
to best practice guidelines.
- Maintain certification a as a Primary Stroke Center and identified as a
neurological center of excellence.
Think F.A.S.T., It's A STROKE! (LYRIC VIDEO)
Performed by Nurse Master Charlie, RN
This is a lyric video of a song about strokes; the different types of strokes,
and the signs & symptoms of strokes.
When minutes matter
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