Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about stroke.

What is a stroke?

A stroke is a sudden blockage of the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. This causes a loss of brain function and may damage the brain tissue affected. A stroke can impact a person’s ability to move, speak, remember, control emotions and control bodily functions.

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Source: Bryan Ludwig, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; John Terry, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Elizabeth Marriott, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Schedule an appointment

If you think you are having a stroke, dial 911 immediately. To schedule an appointment with a neurologist, call (866) 608-FIND(866) 608-FIND or complete the form below to receive a call from our scheduling department to make an appointment.