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In the case of a stroke emergency, Parker Adventist Hospital has a rapid response procedure available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
When a CT scan confirms a blockage or bleeding in the brain, a 24/7 on-call neurologist provides expert consultation and makes recommendations for treatment. Neurosurgeons also are available 24/7 for patients with bleeding in the brain.
Rapid and accurate diagnosis of the kind of stroke and the exact location of its damage is critical to successful treatment. A good quality CT scan of the head being performed and interpreted immediately is the next important step after calling 9-1-1. Such technical advances as the use of the operating microscope (microsurgery) and the surgical laser have made it possible to treat stroke problems that were thought to be inoperable a few years ago.
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