The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving at least two years of 85% or higher adherance to all Get With The Guidelines® program quality indicators to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
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DeTar's Primary Stroke Center
A stroke can happen any time. Our ER is prepared all the time.
When you experience symptoms of a stroke, call 911 and go to DeTar Hospital Navarro. We are the South Texas Crossroads' first hospital to be recognized as a Primary Stroke Center. Primary Stroke Center designation is important because it lets you know that we have demonstrated expertise in the early assessment, rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke emergencies.* Our Stroke Team collaborates with local EMS to provide patients with quick access to our advanced diagnostic and treatment technology.
DeTar’s Primary Stroke Center is nationally recognized. We are certified by The Joint Commission, designated by the Texas Department of State Health and Human Services and recognized by the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke program. These successes demonstrate DeTar’s commitment to implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Stroke, also called brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. Disruption in blood flow is caused when either a blood clot blocks one of the vital blood vessels in the brain (ischemic stroke), or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into surrounding tissues (hemorrhagic stroke).
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Once a stroke occurs, what treatment is used? Treatment options vary based on the type, severity, and location of the stroke. Become more aware of these options and the importance of early, life-saving treatment
Have you every wondered what causes a stroke? Your experience may reflect that it occurs suddenly, without warning. Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. View the animation and learn how and why strokes occur and more importantly, warning signs that can save a life.
Stroke Health Tips
- Diabetes and High Blood Pressure - Having diabetes as well as high blood pressure dramatically increases the risk for having a silent stroke, according to the American Stroke Association. This, in turn, can increase the risk for having a regular stroke. People with high blood pressure and diabetes need to control these chronic conditions to reduce their future stroke risk.
- Fruits, Vegetables Protect Against Stroke - Eating fruits and green or yellow vegetables daily may protect against stroke. A 48-year study of 120,321 people found almost-daily consumption of green and yellow vegetables reduced the risk for death from stroke by 26 percent in both men and women, compared with those who ate no vegetables more than once a week. Almost-daily fruit intake reduced the risk by 35 percent in men and 25 percent in women. The study was published in 2003 in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
- Potassium and Stroke - Eating foods that contain potassium could reduce your risk for stroke. One study in the journal Stroke found that people who consumed fewer than 2,300 mg of potassium per day had a 50 percent higher stroke risk than those who consumed more than 4,100 mg. Good sources of potassium include baked potatoes with skin, plain yogurt, cantaloupes and honeydew melons, halibut and tuna steaks, grapefruit, orange or prune juice, bananas and molasses.
- Smoking Boosts Stroke Risk - Men who smoke increase their risk for bleeding stroke every time they light up, says the American Stroke Association. An 18-year study of more than 20,000 men found that those who smoke more than a pack of cigarettes a day double their stroke risk compared with people who have never smoked or those who've kicked their habits.
- Stress and Stroke Risk - People who say they are highly stressed have double the risk for fatal stroke as people who say they are stress-free, according to the American Stroke Association. Researchers believe this may be the case because stressed people tend to have more cardiovascular risk factors, including smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, higher alcohol consumption and high blood pressure.
*According to The Joint Commission, www.jointcommission.org.