Stroke

Getting the Stroke Care You Need

Finding high-quality stroke care as soon as possible is important in surviving this emergency. At Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, our stroke program offers you::

  • Telemedicine program where patients can be accessed remotely
  • Stroke specialist on-call, available 24/7
  • Stroke-trained nurses in the emergency department and critical care unit
  • Advanced technologies for diagnosing, evaluating and treating stroke
  • Strict care guidelines developed by the American Stroke Association​

Ready to Treat Strokes 24/7

Located in the northwest Houston area, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This designation recognizes the hospital’s extraordinary efforts in providing excellent stroke treatment. Primary Stroke Center certification is awarded based on the effective delivery of quality care to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.

Every second counts when it comes to recognizing and treating the effects of a stroke. As a designated Primary Stroke Center, Cy-Fair Hospital has the technology and expertise to quickly assess and treat patients who have experienced that sudden loss of oxygen and nutrients to the brain — caused when a blood vessel either bursts or is blocked by a clot.

Warning signs of a stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency. Know these warning signs:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
  • Sudden confusion and trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden dizziness, trouble walking and/or loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

Risk Factors That Contribute to Stroke

Some stroke risks are hereditary, while others can result from your lifestyle. You can’t change the factors related to heredity or natural processes, but you can modify those resulting from lifestyle or your environment with the help of our health care professionals.

Risk factors that you cannot change:

  • Age: Your chance of having a stroke approximately doubles for each decade of life after age 55.
  • Heredity: Your risk of stroke is greater if a parent, grandparent or sibling has had a stroke.
  • Gender: Stroke is more common in men than women, although more than half of total stroke deaths occur in women
  • Prior stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA) or heart attack: Your risk of having another stroke is greater if you’ve suffered from one of these events in the past.

Modifiable risk factors include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart and artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Sickle cell disease
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Poor diet
  • Physical inactivity