When you experience symptoms of a stroke, get to Southside Regional Medical Center. We are certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. That’s important, because these centers have demonstrated expertise in the early assessment, rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke emergencies according to The Joint Commission. Our Code Stroke Team collaborates with local EMS to provide patients with quick access to our advanced diagnostic and treatment technology. In an emergency, call 911 and know where to go: Southside Regional Medical Center.
Stroke, also called brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. Disruption in blood flow is caused when either a blood clot blocks one of the vital blood vessels in the brain (ischemic stroke), or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into surrounding tissues (hemorrhagic stroke).
To learn about Stroke Awareness click the link below:
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
200 Medical Park Blvd
Petersburg, VA 23805