Strokes are a leading cause of death and long-term disability. However, strokes in Rogers don’t have to be disabling or deadly. Knowing the warning signs of a stroke and acting quickly may help you or your loved one escape the most damaging effects.
A stroke can be caused either by a clot obstructing blood flow to the brain (an ischemic stroke) or by a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain. Another type of stroke is a TIA (transient ischemic attack), or mini-stroke. These mini-strokes are a byproduct of a temporary clot obstructing blood to the brain for a short period. Though CAD can cause both issues, dislodged blockages in the carotid arteries frequently cause TIA. Both these issues are serious health concerns.
When the blood supply to the brain is reduced, your brain tissue can’t get vital access to oxygen and nutrients. This causes the rapid death of brain cells. Killing brain cells can lead to serious health complications, like long-term brain damage.
If you suspect that you or someone you know is having a stroke, call 911 & seek medical assistance immediately. Quick care can dramatically reduce the chance of long-term damage and potentially save their life.
Symptoms of stroke include:
- Blurred vision or vision loss
- Memory loss
- Numbness or weakness in part of your body or one side of your body
- Problems with thinking, reasoning, memory, and speech
Expert Vascular Care to Prevent Strokes
If you or a loved one is dealing with carotid artery disease or strokes in Rogers, turn to the Ozark Regional Vein & Artery Center. Our experience and constantly expanding suite of care options enable us to guide you toward lasting wellness solutions.
We are a premier practice in Northwest Arkansas for the highest-quality vein and artery treatments. Dr. Haney, Dr. Stout, and the expert staff have over 75 years of combined experience caring for patients’ vascular wellbeing. Helping people is what we do; our mission is to provide the people of Northwestern Arkansas and beyond with the absolute best care possible.
You can count on the Ozark Regional Vein & Artery Center to provide exceptional carotid artery disease care results for our patients each and every time.
So, if you’re at risk for carotid artery disease in Rogers or are interested in regular screening just to be safe, check out our Virtual Vein Screening Tool or schedule a consultation!