Memorial Hermann offers special 'Stroke: What You Need to Know' webinar

By: Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
| Published 01/11/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Memorial Hermann Health System invites you to learn more about stroke by viewing a free, educational, pre-recorded webinar hosted by affiliated neurosurgeon Sabih Effendi, MD, with Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Associates on the campus of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center.

Learn about the two types of strokes – ischemic and hemorrhagic – plus risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. And, most importantly, time is vital in response to a possible stroke. This is why educating yourself and your loved ones matters. Time affects not only quality of life, but could also mean the difference between life and death.

The prerecorded webinar can be watched any time by clicking on this link:

FAQs from the American Heart Association's 2022 Update

• Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the U.S.
• On average, someone in the U.S. dies of a stroke every 3 minutes and 3o seconds
• In 2019, stroke accounted for approximately 1 of every 19 deaths in the U.S.
• Probability of death within 1 or 5 years after a stroke is highest in individuals age 75 or older
• Approximately 10% of all strokes occur in individuals age 18 to 50

Regional Stroke Network

Memorial Hermann was among the first network of accredited Stroke Centers in the region and among fewer than 30 in Texas. This network of Memorial Hermann Stroke Centers also enables Memorial Hermann ER's to receive stroke patients transferred via ground or Life Flight air ambulance from hospitals lacking the capability or capacity to provide urgent treatment.

Memorial Hermann - TMC is also the region’s leading on-site, 24/7 dedicated stroke team offering patients comprehensive treatment around the clock. Fellow, accredited comprehensive stroke centers are Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Also, in The Woodlands, we are fortunate to have TIRR Memorial Hermann for inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation care. According to U.S. News and World Report, the American Heart Association has changed its guidelines to recommend inpatient rehabilitation for people who have had a stroke rather than going to a skilled nursing facility or nursing home. There is evidence that patients have better outcomes if transitioned to an inpatient rehabilitation facility because of the team approach and intensive therapy offered around the clock.

For the 33rd consecutive year, TIRR Memorial Hermann is recognized as the best rehabilitation hospital in Texas and No. 2 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report's “Best Rehabilitation Hospitals” in America.

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