Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Stroke is a brain injury that results from a problem with the blood supply. Without oxygen and nutrients from blood, brain tissue starts to die rapidly, resulting in sudden loss of function. Are you at risk? Learn more about risk factors, symptoms, and our stroke center and aphasia center at MossRehab in Greater Philadelphia.
Stroke Symptoms May Include:
- Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg (usually occurring on one side of the body)
- Sudden onset of confusion, difficulty swallowing, difficulty speaking or understanding what others are saying
- Sudden blurry, dimming, or no vision in one or both eyes
- Sudden dizziness, falling, or loss of balance
- Sudden severe or unusual headache
If you recognize these symptoms in yourself or someone else call 911 immediately
Stroke Alert - Awareness and Prevention
The most significant challenge in combating stroke is delayed arrival to the emergency room. We are working to meet this challenge through the Stroke Alert educational campaign. This annual event was started in 2004 and is now active in 28 states. Dr. George Newman, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosensory Sciences, heads up the Delaware Valley Stroke Alert program, which brings together almost 30 local hospitals to collaborate on making the entire region aware of the signs and symptoms of stroke and of the importance of calling 911 without delay.
Our Leading, Certified Stroke Center
Our certified stroke center, offers a complete continuum of care for stroke from expert, emergency medical treatment with the latest clot-busting drug to post-stroke rehabilitation care at world-renowned MossRehab, one of a few places in the country with a stroke specialty certification for both acute and rehabilitative care. MossRehab consistently ranks among the country's top rehab facilities by U.S.News & World Report.
Seamless Transition in Care
Einstein Neurology's integration with MossRehab provides a smooth transition through the stages of care. Your entire care team meets every day to discuss and coordinate your treatment, by the time the you leave the acute care center, you are seamlessly moved into the next phase of continuing care.
MossRehab Aphasia Center
The MossRehab Aphasia Center was developed to meet the long-term communication and psychosocial needs of individuals affected by aphasia. Aphasia can be aquired following a stroke, and the Aphasia Center is a place where people can find information and peer support as well as participate in on-going research and treatment.