Winter 2012
If You Suspect a Stroke…Don’t Delay!

Strokes are caused by blood clots that travel to the brain and lodge in a vessel, blocking blood flow. If you or a loved one show any signs of stroke, don’t delay! To protect from brain injury or damage, get medical help quickly from a certified primary stroke center.

Bridgeport Hospital is honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG)–Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes that patients at Bridgeport Hospital receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. Bridgeport Hospital’s rapid diagnosis and treatment helps prevent permanent injury and improves the lives of stroke patients. Bridgeport Hospital is certified by The Joint Commission and is designated by the State of Connecticut as a primary stroke center.

For more information about Bridgeport Hospital's stroke services, please call 1-800-794-5013.