Every year, hundreds of people are admitted to Utah hospitals for stroke-related complications. While the effects of stroke can be damaging, they can be significantly minimized with early intervention and treatment. Ogden Regional Medical Center is a state-certified primary stroke center, a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, and an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines(tm) Gold Plus certified receiving facility. We are staffed with an experienced, proven team of physicians that deliver advanced stroke care.
Ogden Regional Medical Center is the most trusted resource in our region for stroke education, innovation, and evidence-based care. We are committed to your health and healing through excellent service, compassionate care, integrity, mutual respect and continuous improvement.
For information on Stroke Care, please call 801-479-2965
A stroke, sometimes referred to as a "brain attack," is a sudden interruption of blood supply to the brain. Within minutes, the brain tissue starts to die and, as a result, the victim experiences a sudden loss of function.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. It affects around 700,000 people each year, causing approximately 163,000 deaths annually. If left untreated, a stroke victim loses 1.9 million neurons every minute. Compared to the normal rate of aging, that translates to the human brain aging 3.6 years every hour it goes without treatment.
Learning to identify the signs of of a potential stroke can be a lifesaver. By quickly evaluating the face, arms and speech, you are increasing his/her likelihood of receiving appropriate emergency care for the best results possible.
Think F.A.S.T. to recognize stroke
F — Face
Is one side of the face drooping down?
A — Arms
Does either arm drift down when raised?
S — Speech
Is speech slurred or confusing?
T — Time
If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1.