Stroke care in Ashland City
If you or a loved one is experiencing a stroke, it is crucial to act quickly. That's why we at TriStar Ashland City Medical Center provide life-saving stroke care right here in Cheatham County Tennessee. Using the latest advancements in telemedicine and stroke treatment, we deliver acute care when minutes matter the most.
If you or a loved one is experiencing the symptoms of a stroke, call 911 immediately.
Act F.A.S.T with stroke symptoms
A person having a stroke needs medical attention quickly. This simple F.A.S.T. test involves four easy-to-remember steps that help you identify if someone is having a stroke:
F = Face
Facial weakness - can the person smile? Does their mouth or eye droop?
A = Arm
Arm weakness - can the person raise both arms without one arm drifting down?
S = Speech
Speech problems - can the person speak clearly?
T = Time
Time to call for help. If any of these symptoms are present, dial 911 immediately for transportation to the closest emergency room (ER). Remember, every minute counts.
Telemedicine services we offer for strokes
Our family of TriStar Health hospitals specializes in the swift diagnosis and treatment of strokes. An effective way we achieve this is through telemedicine.
Telemedicine gives community hospitals and emergency rooms immediate access to acute stroke care, especially in communities where neurologists are not on call 24/7. Within seconds, a physician can position the telemedicine robot at your bedside and connect to a TriStar Health neurologist specializing in stroke care.
The robot provides two-way video communication and remote diagnostic devices, such as an electronic stethoscope. Additionally, your neurologist can remotely examine your ability to move and speak and even zoom in to allow a complete exam.
Because we are part of a large family of hospitals, our doctors are able to coordinate your transfer to the closest comprehensive stroke center if needed.
Benefits of telemedicine in stroke care
By getting immediate access to a neurologist, you may be able to receive time-critical medications, such as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which can save brain function and reduce disability. Additionally, emergency physicians can more quickly treat you in the ER and reduce or eliminate the long-term impacts of stroke.
Stroke risk factors
Lowering your risk for strokes can be achieved with healthy lifestyle changes. Some risk factors that impact your chance of having a stroke include:
- Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2)
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
- Poor diet
Getting to the ER
If you are a loved one are experiencing a stroke, get medical treatment immediately. The TriStar Ashland City ER offers 24/7 emergency treatment for strokes and other emergencies.
Our address is:
313 N. Main St.
Ashland City, TN 37015
Stroke at TriStar Health
A stroke is a medical emergency where blood flow to the brain is either reduced or stopped, depriving brain tissue of essential oxygen and nutrients. A stroke may cause loss in brain function and affect movement and speech.Learn about Stroke