Stroke treatment in Dickson, Tennessee

TriStar Horizon Medical Center provides complete stroke care for patients in Middle Tennessee. Our certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission recognizes our ability to provide fast, effective care for stroke patients. In addition, we use the latest advances in telemedicine to diagnose and communicate with patients at any hospital in the area.

If you see the signs of a stroke in yourself or a loved one, call 911.

A stroke happens when the brain's blood supply is suddenly interrupted. This can be because of a blocked artery or because of sudden bleeding. A blockage may be caused by a blood clot or plaque buildup.

Most strokes are preventable, and many can be treated. However, you must seek immediate emergency care. A quick response is key to effective stroke treatment. Removing a blockage or pressure on the brain promptly can minimize neurological damage and even save your life.

Stroke symptoms

When it comes to recognizing the signs of a stroke, remember the acronym FAST:

  • Face drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Time to call 911

Other common symptoms include sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body), unexplained confusion or trouble speaking, sudden dizziness or trouble walking and sudden severe headache.

Coming to TriStar Horizon for stroke care

We diagnose and treat strokes at our ER, which is located on the northwest side of our hospital. You can turn into our campus from College Street/Highway 70 or Mathis Drive and follow signs to the ER. Our address is:

111 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN 37055

Stroke rehabilitation

A stroke can leave lasting physical damage - from weakness and trouble balancing to difficulty swallowing. We offer tailored physical therapy programs to help you recover your strength and independence.

However, there is also a neurological component to stroke care. People who have a stroke may experience issues with memory, cognition and depression. To help patients manage these symptoms and recover as fully as possible after a stroke, we may recommend neurotherapy, which is a specialized form of neurological care.

Our rehab center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for stroke rehabilitation. This accreditation demonstrates our compliance with national standards of excellence for healthcare quality and safety.

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.

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