• Stroke Strikes Fast

    Brain Attack Coalition Adopts New Message for National Stroke Awareness Month Bethesda, MD, May 13, 2009 In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month in May, a national stroke coalition today announced that its member organizations have adopted a new public education message: “Stroke strikes fast. You should too.” The Brain Attack Coalition (BAC), chaired by the

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  • Stroke Centers Release

    Brain Attack Coalition updates recommendations for Primary Stroke Centers Revisions reflect advances in diagnosis, treatment and technology Thursday, August 25, 2011 4 p.m. EDT Contact: Marian Emr Margo Warren, NINDS (301) 496-5751 Stroke patients who need emergency care should be taken to the nearest certified primary stroke center, which acts as a central point for

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  • Stroke Centers Fact Sheet

    Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers August 25, 2011 – The Brain Attack Coalition’s recommendations for a Primary Stroke Center address the following 10 major aspects of acute stroke care: Acute Stroke Teams: Members include, at a minimum, a physician and another health care practitioner that are available 24 hours a day and

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  • Establishing Stroke Centers

    Acute Stroke-Ready Hospitals “Formation and Function of Acute Stroke-Ready Hospitals Within a Stroke System of Care Recommendations From the Brain Attack Coalition”:Stroke, November 2013 [PDF, 862KB] Comprehensive Stroke Centers Recommendations for Comprehensive Stroke Centers: July 2005 [PDF, 280KB] Primary Stroke Centers Press Release:  Updated Recommendations for Primary Stroke Centers: August 2011 Fact Sheet:  Summarized Recommendations for

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  • Stroke Symptoms Guide

    Sudden numbness or weakness of 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

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  • Coalition Initiatives

    Important new information about the rapid diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke is provided in this section. This includes research studies and articles from healthcare publications, as well as data, advice, guidelines, and recommendations sourced from Coalition members. Brain Attack Coalition Adopts New Message for National Stroke Awareness Month – 5/13/2009 In recognition of Stroke Awareness

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