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Stroke care at LCMC Health

Because Protecting New Orleans Brains is a Smart Idea

Without your creativity, NOLA wouldn’t be what it is. That’s why LCMC Health is so dedicated to protecting and preserving the minds that make our community tick.

A stroke can be devastating. When one happens, getting the right care fast is the best way to get back on your feet and back to the things you love. Fortunately for New Orleans residents, quality, compassionate care is available at LCMC Health. With a team of neurologists, nurses, radiologists, dietitians, pharmacists and speech, physical and occupational therapists, you get the care you need, when you need it. And since we are NOLA, we treat you like family.

Learn more about our stroke centers and services near you

A stroke of knowledge

A heart attack occurs when you can’t get enough blood to your heart. With a stroke, something keeps blood from reaching your brain. This may be a burst blood vessel or something clogging the artery that feeds the brain. Whatever the cause, stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in America. It also kills someone every four minutes.

To survive and thrive after stroke, you need to know the most common symptoms and seek treatment immediately.

The easiest way to remember stroke symptoms is FAST:

  • Facial drooping that causes an uneven smile
  • Arm weakness or numbness
  • Speech problems, both speaking and being understood
  • Time to call 911

Stopping stroke’s effects

Stroke can be debilitating and deadly. But it doesn’t have to be. By seeking medical attention at LCMC Health as soon as possible, you give yourself the best chance at a full and quick recovery.

At LCMC, our stroke teams have been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for ensuring that our patients get the right treatment at the right time.

Our hospitals offer the following services:

  • Coordinated care from the moment you call 911 until you return home and beyond
  • High-tech imaging technology to diagnose stroke fast, so treatment can begin ASAP
  • Medication and other treatments proven to stop stroke and reduce its long-term effects
  • Post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Support groups for those who experience strokes and their loved ones

Experiencing stroke symptoms? Call 911 and ask to go your nearest LCMC Health hospital.

Putting stroke on hold

Growing up, your mama stopped you from making bad choices. That’s because she wanted the best for you. At LCMC Health, we do too. That’s why our stroke team does more than treat stroke. We work hard to help you avoid a stroke in the first place.
That means teaching you about your risk factors and helping you do something about them.

Common risk factors of stroke include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

If you have these risk factors, we’re ready to partner with you. Each of us cares as much about your health as you do, and we want to see you healthy and happy. It’s what we do.

Preventing a stroke starts with protecting your health. Find a primary care provider who can help you identify (and minimize) your risk for stroke.