Strokes require fast diagnosis and treatment.
Cookeville Regional Medical Center offers rapid diagnosis and treatment at our emergency department, and educational and support groups.
As a Primary Stroke Center through the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Cookeville Regional’s team has demonstrated the highest commitment of care for stroke patients and has met the highest national standards for safety and quality of care.
If you think you are having a stroke, don’t wait. Get treatment immediately. Recognizing the warning signs of stroke could save your life:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Seeking immediate medical care after the onset of any of these symptoms is vital to survival and the prevention of brain damage. Depending on the magnitude of the stroke and how quickly you receive treatment, the effects can range from minor weakness of a limb to paralysis on one side of the body or death.
If a person shows any stroke symptoms, even if symptoms go away, call 911 and get the person to the hospital immediately.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in this country and a leading cause of long-term disability. Get help FAST.
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
1 Medical Center Blvd.
Cookeville, TN 38501