Delaware’s Only Comprehensive Stroke Center Christiana Care Health System

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If you experience any of these symptoms, do not delay. Call 911 immediately!
Use the FAST test to recognize stroke symptoms:
F A S T
Face
drooping
Arm
weakness
Speech
difficulty
Time to
call 911!

Warning signs of a stroke are clues that your brain is not getting enough oxygen. You and your family should learn these warning signs. Time lost is brain lost; with every minute that goes by, brain cells die. There are treatments which can be started in the hospital to open up a blocked artery in the brain but they need to be started as soon as possible.

Christiana Care’s Stroke Program has been recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the most advanced level of expertise in stroke care by national certifying organization The Joint Commission. We are the only center to achieve this distinction within our region of south-eastern Pennsylvania, eastern Maryland, southern New Jersey, and Delaware, outside of centers in urban Philadelphia or Baltimore. We provide 24-7 availability of expertise in stroke care including neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neurointerventional radiologists.