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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview of St​​roke

A stroke, or brain attack, happens when blood flow to your brain is stopped. It is an emergency situation. The brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients in order to work well. If blood supply is stopped even for a short time, this can cause problems. Brain cells begin to die after just a few minutes without blood or oxygen, and when brain cells die, brain function is lost.

Read more information abo​ut stroke symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.​​

Stroke Tr​eatment

There is no cure for stroke once it has occurred, but advanced medical and surgical treatments are available. These can help reduce your risk for another stroke. Treatment is most effective when started right away, so it's important to know the signs of stroke​ and call 911 immediately if you suspect a stroke.

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type of stroke and personal preferences. Options may include:

Stroke C​enters

Several Baylor Scott & White Health locations are designated as centers qualified to care for strokes.

The following facilities are design​​ated as Primary St​roke Centers:

  • Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Centennial
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Garland
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney​
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – White Rock
  • Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
  • Scott & White Medical Center – Temple

The following facility has been designated as a L​​​evel III-Stroke Support Center:

  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Brenham​​​​

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