MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Health System is joining organizations worldwide in observing the annual World Stroke Day on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Stroke is the second-leading cause of death in the world, behind heart disease. In the United States, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes. Each year, there are nearly 800,000 new or recurrent strokes in the United States and more than 137,000 deaths.
Loyola provides evidence-based specialized stroke care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Loyola is certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. It is staffed by four board-certified vascular neurologists and a multidisciplinary stroke team.
For the third year in a row, Loyola University Hospital has won a Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
The following are signs and symptoms of stroke:
If you experience any of these signs, call 911.